Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

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January 4, 2024
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Sen. Lesser, Rep. Belton Commemorate One Year Since Losing Quentin S. “Q” Williams

Tomorrow, January 5 will mark one year since the tragic death of Representative Quentin S. “Q” Williams. Q is remembered as a loving husband and son, a loyal and kind friend and a fierce advocate for his beloved Middletown Community.

In his honor, and under the direction of Q’s family, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County agreed to house the “Q Fund” which has raised almost $96,000 and has donated to causes near and dear to Q including Bielefield Elementary School, Middlesex Community College Foundation to support Magic Food Bus, a campus food pantry, St. Vincent dePaul Place in support of the Amazing Grace Food Pantry. Those who would wish to donate can click here.

“The Q we loved was someone who loved life, and who had a superpower that allowed him to connect with all kinds of different people, while never forgetting who he was or where he came from – Middletown’s first Black State Representative, from Woodbury Circle and Bielefield Elementary School and Bryant University. More than anybody we ever knew, he knew everybody – he made friends with people across Connecticut and the world by listening to them and connecting their experiences to his own. He was a lot of fun, but he had a very serious side too, motivated by a desire to right wrongs and do justice. And it’s our job now to keep up his legacy and finish the work he started. Not a day goes by without his friends remembering Q and his great love of the City of Middletown and our state and the enormous potential that we lost that day,” said State Sen. Matt Lesser and State Rep. Kai Belton.

Later this month, the Middletown Unified Theater will run “Because of Q,” a show to honor Q’s commitment, service and love for his community.