SEBAC Mourns the Loss of State Representative Quentin “Q” Williams, Fellow Union Brother

This morning, we woke to the devastating news of the passing of State Representative Quentin “Q” Williams, a SEBAC friend and ally who never hesitated to fight for our members, Middletown and all of Connecticut’s residents.

Q began his political career in 2007 when he was elected to the Middletown Planning & Zoning commission, of which he was elected chairperson unanimously in 2009. He served as Middletown city treasurer in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015. In 2019, he won a seat in the state House of Representatives, serving the 100th District representing Middletown. Just yesterday, January 4, 2023,  he was sworn in for his third term as state representative, where he was appointed House Chair of the Labor and Public Employees Committee. 

Q came from a union household. His mother was an SEIU 1199 member and he became a union member himself when he joined the 4Cs SEIU 1973. He continued his efforts fighting for working families in the General Assembly, where he advocated tirelessly for legislation that lifted up working people and addressed long-time barriers to equity, regardless of zip code. 

We send all of our love and condolences to his wife Carissa, family, friends, and colleagues as we all continue to mourn this tragic loss. 

Rest in power, Q.