Michael Tubbs ’12 M.A. ’12, the youngest ever and first African-American mayor of Stockton, has received Stanford’s first Ira D. Hall Under 30 Service Award, a new honor recognizing commitment to the community among black Stanford alumni.
Following the positive response to last year’s TEDxStanford conference, the University’s Office of Public Affairs will offer a second installation on May 11 in Cemex Auditorium.
Stockton City Council candidate Michael Tubbs ’12 has had a bit of practice firing up audiences, having spent the last nine months trying to convince Stockton that he has the passion and dedication to effect positive change in the ailing city.
Nearing the final week of the campaign, both the Stanford College Republicans and Stanford Democrats have sent students on canvassing trips in Nevada and are seeing increased enthusiasm as the Nov. 6 election draws nearer.
Michael Tubbs ‘12, currently running to serve as a council member in his hometown of Stockton, Calif., after graduation, received a significant boost to his campaign when he became the third political candidate ever to receive a donation from renowned talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
Winfrey spent Thursday touring the University with two students from her Leadership Academy for Girls, which she founded in South Africa in 2007. Winfrey was spotted around campus taking pictures with Stanford undergraduates and being serenaded by the student a capella group Talisman.
Stockton faces looming bankruptcy, an unemployment rate of 16.6 percent, a failing education system and a high homicide rate. According to ABC News , 56 people were murdered in Stockton last year alone. To help fix these problems and reinvigorate Stockton, Tubbs decided to run for City Council, declaring his candidacy on Feb. 20 of this year. The election will take place on June 15.
Michael Tubbs ‘12 officially announced his candidacy for the 6th District of Stockton City Council to an audience of over 200 Monday at the Van Buskirk Community Center in Stockton.