Press Releases

Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz



“I have had the incredible privilege of knowing and working closely with Q Williams, a lifelong resident of Middletown, for nearly two decades. Q was the product of Middletown Public Schools and was a passionate advocate for education. Prior to serving in the legislature, Q was the director of Middletown’s Downtown District. I had the pleasure of working with Q as he worked to help entrepreneurs and Main St. businesses grow and thrive. Q loved Middletown’s Main Street, and our thriving downtown lead him to create the Main Street Caucus in our state’s legislature.

Raised by a single mother, Queen Williams, Q ardently believed in the power of uplifting women. Just recently, Q changed his last name to Williams to honor his mother, who worked hard and sacrificed in order to raise him into the amazing man he was. I was so honored to support him when he ran for the legislature because of his genuine enthusiasm and authentic desire to help others and make a difference in our community.

Q was a man of faith and attended church regularly. He was devoted to his wife Carrissa, his partner in life and politics. Carissa was the light of his life, and like him, is devoted to helping others.

Q was someone you wanted to be around, always exuding positivity and happiness. His dazzling smile would light up a room, and his optimism was infectious. He will be missed not only by the people of Middletown, but by leaders beyond the borders of our state and all of his colleagues in the Connecticut General Assembly.”


For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 5, 2023

Contact: Chelsea Neelon

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