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Pain Leads to Passion

Michael Tubbs, City of Stockton

Stockton City Councilman Michael Tubbs describes his unlikely path from a single-parent household in a tough neighborhood to a White House internship that first showed him he could be a civic leader. The Stanford graduate says the pains of his childhood and challenges in his community fueled his passion to return to Stockton to help make a difference.