The death of state Rep. Quentin “Q” Williams, D-Middletown, was being mourned around the state Thursday after the lawmaker was killed in a head-on, wrong-way crash on Route 9 after leaving Gov. Ned Lamont’s inaugural ball.
The 39-year-old Middletown native was viewed as a rising star at the State Capitol, having been sworn in for his third term on Wednesday. In addition to being a legislator, Williams was the director of advocacy and policy for Excellence Community Schools, a charter school program in Stamford.
Williams was particularly passionate about housing issues, in addition to serving his community where he was previously director of Middletown’s Downtown Business District. He is survived by his wife Carrissa, who runs Small Victories Wellness Service in Middletown.