Former Stockton Mayor Michael D. Tubbs Named Special Advisor for Economic Mobility and Opportunity
Sacramento, CA (STL.News) On the heels of his State of the State Address outlining California’s work to ensure the state emerges from the pandemic in an equitable, broad-based recovery, Governor Gavin Newsom today named former Stockton Mayor Michael D. Tubbs Special Advisor for Economic Mobility and Opportunity. Building upon his work to increase economic opportunities for the residents of Stockton, Tubbs will help advance Governor Newsom’s goal of creating a California for all. He will serve as an ex-officio member on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, and collect best-practice ideas from a wide variety of external stakeholders, focused on opportunity, economic mobility and fighting poverty. Tubbs will work to build public and political will for policy change – ultimately ensuring that California families will have the opportunity to not just survive but thrive. Tubbs will not be a state employee or compensated for his role.
“As Mayor of Stockton, Michael Tubbs proved himself as a leader who cares deeply about his community and economic fairness,” said Governor Newsom. “From implementing the first mayor-led guaranteed income pilot to launching the Stockton Scholars program to invest in his city’s youth, Tubbs expanded opportunity and hope in his hometown.