"This weekend Washington lost the Rev. Dr. Samuel McKinney, one of Seattle’s civil rights leaders. For more than half a century, he served the Mount Zion community, inspiring generations of public leaders across our state by leading the fight for equality and justice for his community.
"No meeting was ever as blessed than when he was present. He will be missed by many, and Trudi and I are thinking of his family and friends as they remember and honor an icon of justice."