Kevin Lincoln
80th Mayor of Stockton
Assumed office
January 1, 2021
Preceded byMichael Tubbs
Personal details
Kevin Jeffery Lincoln II

(1980-10-28) October 28, 1980 (age 43)
San Joaquin County, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Phoenix (AA)
Grand Canyon University (BS)
Liberty University (MA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Marine Corps
UnitUnited States Marine Corps Military Police

Kevin Jeffery Lincoln II (born October 28, 1980)[1] is an American politician who was elected in 2021 as the mayor of Stockton, California.


Kevin Jeffery Lincoln was born October 28, 1980,[1] in San Joaquin County, and raised in Stockton.[2][3] His mother was of Mexican descent and his father was African American.[2][3] In 2001, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served on Marine One during the administration of George W. Bush.[2][3]

He returned to California, and worked in Silicon Valley, for AlliedBarton from 2005–2008, Securitas AB from 2008–2009, and AlliedBarton again from 2009–2013.[4] He then returned to Stockton and became executive pastor of LifeSong Church.[5][6][7]

In the November 2020 general election, Lincoln defeated Democratic incumbent mayor Michael Tubbs to serve as mayor of Stockton.[8] Municipal elections in California are officially nonpartisan; candidates' party affiliations do not appear on the ballot. Lincoln's party preference, however, is Republican.

In July 2023, Lincoln announced his intention to run for California's 9th congressional district against the incumbent Josh Harder.[9]


  1. ^ a b "Kevin Jeffery Lincoln, Born 10/28/1980". Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Beam, Adam (November 18, 2020). "Stockton mayor who pushed guaranteed income isn't reelected". Associated Press. Voters chose Lincoln, a 40-year-old Republican who is Latino and Black. He was born and raised in Stockton but left to join the Marines in 2001.
  3. ^ a b c Ibarra, Rich (October 26, 2020). "Stockton Mayor Micheal Tubbs Faces Political Newcomer Kevin Lincoln In Runoff". Capradio. Tubbs is Black and Lincoln is biracial, whose mother is Mexican and his father is Black, and so Stockton as one of the most diverse cities in the state will have two candidates of color running for mayor.
  4. ^ "Kevin Lincoln II's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  5. ^ "ABOUT". LifeSong Church. Archived from the original on 26 February 2021. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Stockton mayor who pushed guaranteed income loses reelction". The Mercury News. Associated Press. 19 November 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  7. ^ "Stockton, CA Bible Study to City Leaders is a Mayor's Answer to Prayer!". Capitol Ministries. 9 April 2022. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  8. ^ Dickman, Cassie (January 8, 2021). "Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln, councilmembers sworn into office this week". The Stockton Record.
  9. ^ "Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln announces run to try and unseat Democrat Josh Harder for California's 9th District seat". CBS Sacramento. July 18, 2023. Retrieved July 18, 2023.