At 22-years-old, Michael Tubbs—tired of living in a city where homicides were common, poverty–the norm and people—mere statistics… decided to run for office.
His inspiring run for Stockton City Council was even captured in the documentary “True Son.”
Now Councilman Tubbs is back in the news — this time for a recent DUI arrest. California Highway Patrol reported that he had a BAC of .137.
Tubbs made his first TV appearance on Fusion’s “Alicia Menendez Tonight,” and addressed the arrest.
“Let me first apologize on air…the things that happened shouldn’t have happened,” Tubbs told Menendez. “It’s something I’m committed to learning from and it won’t happen again.”
Tubbs told Menendez that he plans on using the experience to further serve the community of Stockton, saying his constituents could learn from his own error in judgement.
“One mistake, one bad choice isn’t the sum total of your experiences and there are opportunities for redemption.”
When Menendez asked Tubbs if he felt he deserved a second chance, Tubbs responded assertively, yes.
“I’m very sorry for my actions but I’m also sorry that it’s now become a distraction from the good work we were starting to do.”
For the full interview with Councilman Tubbs and to find out what he hopes for the future of Stockton if he’s given that second chance, watch here: