With 34/34 voter service centers reporting and a voter turnout of 39.3%, 143,761 ballots cast from 365,839 registered voters, Kevin Lincoln II secured 25,749 votes or 51.96% to Mayor Michael Tubbs’ 23,807 or 48.04% of the vote.
Tubbs, a Democrat, is Stockton’s first Black mayor and youngest mayor in Stockton’s history. He is being challenged by Lincoln, a Black Republican, who has never held elected office but lost a bid for a seat on the state assembly in 2016. A graduate of Liberty University and a military veteran, Lincoln wanted to bring his business skills to bear in the mayor’s office. Tubbs, who was a Stockton City Councilman before being elected to the position of mayor in 2016, is a native of the city and a graduate of Stanford University.
The San Joaquin County Registrar will update the votes after our publication time.