Stockton's Fast-Rising Mayor Michael Tubbs

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at 9:30 AM
Michael Tubbs is the Mayor of Stockton. (Photo: Sara Washington)

Mayor Michael Tubbs has a bit more star power than the average Stockton mayor. Oprah Winfrey donated $10,000 when he ran for the city council, then-President Obama endorsed his bid for mayor, and last Christmas, after defeating incumbent Mayor Anthony Silva, Tubbs was invited to a party at the White House -- where he once worked as an intern. He’s also Stockton’s first black mayor. But despite the celebrity endorsements, Tubbs, and Stockton, face challenges. The city has the second-highest rate of violent crime in the state and is only a little more than two years out of bankruptcy. We'll talk to Tubbs about his first few months in office and what his priorities will be going forward.

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Michael Tubbs, mayor, Stockton

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