“Uncle Bob Santos fought to protect the history, culture, and places that are cherished by so many immigrants and communities in our state. His efforts to save Seattle’s Chinatown International District, where he served in many leadership roles and was beloved for his singing at Bush Garden, earned him the title of ‘unofficial mayor.’

“His decades of activism with the Gang of Four demonstrated the power of solidarity and working together to fight for social justice and political causes, especially for the most vulnerable. Uncle Bob helped create institutions, including the Commission, and instilled his vision in countless leaders who will continue his legacy.”