Statement by Gov. Jay Inslee on the passing of Kip Tokuda

July 16, 2013

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“Trudi and I grieve today with Kip Tokuda’s family, friends and the many people he helped in a lifetime of selfless community service.

“Kip had a deep commitment to Washington’s Japanese-American community – a commitment to justice born from the injustice his family faced. He never wavered in his drive to bring fairness to all members of our society. That was his passion and his profession, whether as a state lawmaker, heading Seattle’s Family and Youth Services Division or as a member of Seattle’s Community Police Commission.

“Kip was a devoted dad and husband and on behalf of all Washingtonians I send our condolences to his family.” 

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