SACRAMENTO – Today, Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs announced that he has endorsed Angelique Ashby for State Senate District 8.
Michael Tubbs is the Founder of Ending Poverty in California (EPIC), Founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, and Special Advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom for Economic Mobility. In 2016, he was elected Mayor of Stockton at 26-years-old. He was the city’s first African-American Mayor, and the youngest Mayor of any major city in American history.
“It is an honor to have the support of a dynamic leader like Michael Tubbs,” said Angelique Ashby. “Ending poverty and uplifting communities will only happen through innovative partnerships, and he is a pioneer in these efforts. I look forward to working with him at the state level to tackle the tough problems we face.”
Tubbs joins a host of elected officials who have endorsed Angelique Ashby in her race for Senate, including: State Senator Richard Pan, M.D., Senator Sydney Kamlager, and Assemblymembers Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, Autumn Burke, Jim Cooper, and the Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus.
Ashby currently represents Sacramento City Council District 1 and serves as Vice Mayor of the City of Sacramento. Senate District 8 includes the cities of Sacramento and Elk Grove, and most of Sacramento County.