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Mike McGinn (former Mayor)

SUBJECT: Mayor's statement on passing of Kip Tokuda

7/15/2013  4:34:00 PM
Robert Cruickshank (206) 849-9584

Mayor's statement on passing of Kip Tokuda

Mayor Mike McGinn issued the following statement regarding the passing of Kip Tokuda:

"Yesterday the city of Seattle 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."

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