Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs named in Fortune’s ’40 under 40′

August 2, 2018

Mayor Michael Tubbs

Fortune Magazine is out with its annual “40 Under 40” list, and a noted up and coming politician has made this year’s list.

Stockton, CA Mayor Michael Tubbs made his debut on the list this year.

Fortune takes note of the 27-year-old’s plan to implement a pilot universal basic income program in the city where some Stockton families will be given $500 a month. A move that prompted a recall movement that seems to have fallen flat.

Elected in 2016 after serving since 2013 as a city council member, Tubbs is also the city’s first black mayor. Having won the election at the age of 25, Stockton earned the title of the “Millennial Mayor” and is the youngest mayor of any sizable U.S. city.

Tubbs is a Stockton native born and raised and is a graduate of Stanford University.

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, and Instagram founder Kevin Systrom – both 34-years-old – topped Fortune’s list this year.