Biography

State Representative Quentin “Q” Phipps is honored to serve the residents of Middletown in the 100th District, which includes the Downtown, Northend, South Fire District, Wesleyan Hills and Wesleyan University areas.

Quentin, a lifelong resident of Middletown who resides on Bretton Road, takes great pride in championing equitable solutions for all.

Quentin is a graduate of the Middletown school system and Bryant University of Smithfield, RI. He is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration from Villanova University of Villanova, PA.

Shortly after his graduation from Bryant, Quentin continued working in community banking in Hartford’s Northend. In 2012, “Q” embarked on a new professional career path in not-for-profit management and was named Executive Director of the Middletown Downtown Business District. As director for the DBD, he launched Middletown’s first Middletown Restaurant Week.

Quentin now serves as the Director of Advocacy and Policy for the Excellence Community Schools organization. In this role, “Q” builds capacity and supports Excellence Community School families through advocacy, community organizing and strategic partnering.

Quentin was named “40 Under 40” in Fairfield County Business Journal (2017) Hartford Business Journal (2015) and Connecticut Magazine (2013) for his professional and volunteerism achievements. “Q” was an American Council for Young Political Leaders Russia Delegate (2016).

Quentin takes great pride in his involvement with numerous charitable and service organizations. He serves on the Middlesex United Way Board of Directors, Middletown Racial Justice Coalition (steering committee), Middlesex Substance Abuse Action Council Board of Directors and as an active member in Cross Street Zion A.M.E.Church, Middletown Young Democrats, The Community Foundation of Middlesex County Live Local Give Local 365 Fund, and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Alliance (steering committee).  Quentin is a former Columbus House (formerly Red Cross) Chocolate to the Rescue event Chair. “Q” has also served on the board of directors for Middlesex Historical Society and Mount Saint John Academy and president of Connecticut Young Democrats.

In 2007, Quentin filled a vacancy on the Planning & Zoning commission. In 2009, he was unanimously elected chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Quentin was elected City Treasurer in 2011 and re-elected in 2015.