Mayor Kevin Lincoln II


Mayor Kevin J. Lincoln was elected to office in November 2020. He is serving his first term as Mayor of Stockton beginning January 2021.

Born in Stockton, Mayor Lincoln was raised in an Army family and was inspired to serve others. Throughout his youth, Kevin served in many community outreach programs providing food and clothes to the homeless and those in need. Kevin also volunteered at the California Youth Authority where he spoke to and encouraged youth in the juvenile justice system.

With a desire to serve his Country, Kevin joined the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in 2001 and began his training at the military police academy. Kevin was later recruited by the White House Military Office and assigned to Marine One, where he would serve President George W. Bush.

Following his service in the military, Kevin worked for one of the nation’s top private security companies for eight years in Silicon Valley. He would ultimately serve as District Manager, responsible for an annual budget of over $55 million, a district support staff of 22 personnel, and a total employee base of over 1,300.

In 2013, Kevin felt the desire to resign his corporate position to serve the community of Stockton through full-time ministry at a local church. In his ministry work, Kevin served as the Executive Administrative Pastor overseeing the finances, implementation of the vision, daily operations, as well as community outreach initiatives. Kevin gets the most fulfillment by assisting those in need and helping them find the resources that will aid them and give them hope.

Kevin’s decision to run for mayor stemmed from this love of people, and desire to serve the City of Stockton. Mayor Lincoln believes Stockton is a city of potential, promise, hope, and healing. He will focus on the fundamental needs of the community and build bridges of trust to address and resolve issues including homelessness, public safety, civic engagement, and economic development, among others.

Kevin has an Associate of Arts in Business, a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership.

Kevin and his wife Bonnie have been married for 20 years and have two wonderful children.

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Mayor Lincoln's Boards, Commissions & Committees
Mayor Lincoln serves on the following Council Committees and Boards:

  • Budget Committee, Chair
  • California State University Stockton Center Site Authority, Member
  • City-County Coordinating Committee, Member
  • City of Stockton and Port of Stockton 3x3 Joint Committee, Member
  • City Selection Committee, member
  • San Joaquin Council of Governments Board (SJCOG), member
  • San Joaquin Partnership Board of Directors, Member
  • Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCo), Member
Mayor Lincoln's Advisory Committees
The Mayor's committees are established under the City of Stockton Charter, Section 1102. Powers and duties of the Mayor, paragraph (h), are advisory to the Mayor.  The City of Stockton Charter allows the Mayor to establish advisory boards and ad hoc committees as necessary or desirable to advise and assist in the work of the Mayor. The members of such advisory boards or ad hoc committees are advisory to the Mayor and do not receive any compensation.  

Mayor Lincoln has established three (3) ad hoc committees.

  • There is no required membership composition for these committees.
  • To qualify you must be a resident of Stockton/San Joaquin County.
  • Meetings will take place on an as-needed basis at a location to be determined.
Please contact the Office of the Mayor for additional information about these committees, assignments, and the selection process.
Mayor's Interfaith Council (MIC)The function of this committee is to advise the Mayor in matters related to uniting the greater faith-based community by voluntarily serving the City through programs and initiatives across multiple disciplines that address city-wide humanitarian issues.
Stockton Homeless Alliance Advisory Committee (SHAAC)Service on this committee includes identifying City/County homeless resources by forging alliances, fostering (public, private, nonprofit) organizational collaboration, and advising the Mayor on matters related to opportunities for homeless mitigation solutions with the potential for restoring well-being and improving the quality of life for all Stocktonians.
Stockton Tech Advisory Council (STAC)Technology leaders across multiple industries serve to provide strategic guidance to the Mayor to bridge the digital divide throughout the community. The committee will advise the Mayor on matters of economic development in the technology sector and vet concepts for potential future programs and initiatives.
Last Update : 11/30/2023, 3:09:23 PM