Michael Tubbs is both Stockton’s youngest mayor & the city’s first African-American mayor. He is also the youngest mayor in the history of the country representing a city with a population of over 100,000 residents. Included in Fortune’s 2018 Top "40 under 40," Forbes' 2018 list of the “30 Under 30” & The Root's 100, Tubbs’ leadership, paired with an ambitious agenda, has received national recognition. Mayor Michael Tubbs has secured over $20 million in philanthropic capital to launch the Stockton Scholars, a place-based scholarship that aims to triple the number of Stockton students entering & graduating from college. Mayor Tubbs also brought Advance Peace to Stockton, a data-driven program that works to reduce gun violence in communities. Additionally, with an innovative public-private partnership supported by a $1,000,000 seed grant from the Economic Security Project, he launched the nation’s first municipal level basic income pilot, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration.
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