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July 15, 4:57 PM click here to comment > 1

Statement on the passing of Kip Tokuda

The city of Seattle has lost a true leader, Kip Tokuda. For decades in Seattle and Olympia he was steadfast in his work for racial justice, for the disadvantaged, and for our youth. He was an inspiration and mentor to many in the community, including me. With his cheerful insistence on doing what was right, he pitched in to guide my transition to Mayor, serve as interim Human Services Department director, develop new Seattle Police Department recruitment policies, and serve on our newly formed Community Police Commission. Seattle was enriched by him, and we will miss him deeply. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and the community that loved him.

Posted by: Mayor Mike McGinn


Comment from Gail Chase
Time July 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Thank you for remembering Kip. He was a wonderful man and he will be truly missed.