Michael Tubbs Honored to be Youngest, First African-American Mayor of Stockton

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STOCKTON -- City Councilman Michael Tubbs is now Stockton's mayor-elect.

“To serve as mayor in a time where Stockton will be able to open more libraries, more recreation services and as a strong, good council with me, I'm excited,” Tubbs said.

Tubbs won by a landslide against incumbent Anthony Silva.

The Stockton native will also go down in history as the city’s first African-American mayor.

Voters and future voters we spoke to are excited for change in command at City Hall.

At 26 years old, he’s also the city’s youngest mayor.

"It's a huge honor to be the first African-American mayor of my city and also the youngest,” Tubbs said.

The mayor-elect will have to tackle many issues throughout the city like ongoing crime in South Stockton.

He will also have to address homelessness.

“My concern is that the transition from custody into the programs, substance abuse program, and then what we do after that?” Joaquin Zuniga told FOX40.

Tubbs said he’s ready for the challenge, ready for his new role as mayor.

“Now Stockton's poised to be an example for the community around them so I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work,” Tubbs said.

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