Michael Tubbs, Councilmember, City of Stockton
Michael Tubbs was elected as the youngest city councilmember to Stockton in California’s history, earning more than 60% of the citywide vote. While in office, Tubbs has established literacy programs in concert with the Housing Authority and the University of the Pacific, drafted and passed Ban the Box legislation, piloted an anti-recidivism back to work program, and has created community wide coalitions such as the San Joaquin County Alliance for Boys and Men of Color, Reinvent South Stockton Coalition, and the Black Community Crusade.
Previously, Tubbs has interned at Google and at the White House and earned a bachelor’s degree with honors and a master’s degree in policy, organization and leadership studies from Stanford University. He is a Truman Scholar and a recipient of the Dinkelspiel Award, the highest award given to undergraduate students at Stanford. Tubbs is the founder of The Phoenix Scholars and the Summer Success and Leadership Academy at the University of the Pacific and was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, as a speaker at TEDx San Joaquin and Tedx Stanford. He has been honored as one of Black Enterprise Top 4 under 40, The Root’s Top 25 under 25, and one of Reader’s Digest’s 50 things to love about America. Tubbs is currently a fellow and lecturer at the design school at Stanford University.