Monday, October 24, 2011

Candidate Profile: Quentin Phipps (D) City Treasurer

Quentin “Q” Phipps is running to serve Middletown as City Treasurer. A lifelong resident of Middletown, Quentin is the son of Ms. Queen E. Williams. He currently resides on Andrew Street, where he bought his first home in 2005.

After graduating from the Middletown Public School system, Quentin attended Bryant University of Smithfield, Rhode Island. While at Bryant, Q was involved with a number of university organizations; including serving as President of the Student Senate, Treasurer of the INROADS Student Association, and as a resident assistant. For his service at Bryant, he earned the Martin Luther King Junior Leadership Award and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Shortly after his graduation from Bryant, Quentin continued working in the banking sector. In less than two years, he earned a banking center manager position where he has worked in numerous cities and towns in Hartford and Middlesex counties.

Q takes great pride in his involvement with numerous charitable and service organizations. He serves on the Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater Board of Directors, Mount Saint John's Board of Directors, Middlesex Substance Abuse Action Council Board of Directors and as an active member in Cross Street Zion A.M.E.Church, The Middletown Democratic Town Committee, Middletown Young Democrats, and with the Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE).

This is Quentin’s third opportunity to serve the City of Middletown. In 2007, Q filled a vacancy on the Planning & Zoning commission. In 2009, he was unanimously elected Chair of the Planning & Zoning Commission.

As chair Quentin lead efforts to update the plan of development, spearheaded efforts for river front development planning, managed a comprehensive review of the commission's bylaws, and provided numerous public workshops to foster open discussion between the commission and the greater community.

As city treasurer, Quentin will develop strategies to provide tax relief, invest in local businesses, and utilize best practices on fiscally responsible use of bonding. He is committed to providing financial leadership and working cooperatively with both parties as a compromising and independent voice.

Quentin's experience in banking, management, fund-raising, and business development will provide opportunities for smart economic development, sound fiscal policy implementation, and investment in Middletown's unique assets.


Anonymous said...

Though I will vote for very few Dems this election, Quentin is one Dem I will vote for. He truly has the well-being of the city at heart. A good man!

Anonymous said...

Dan is definitely a fraud.

The other night after the Wesleyan event he refused to talk to students after the debate. As a Dem, I was outraged by this and wanted to ask him questions about his platform and ideas with the hopes that he could help me with my upcoming campaign against Joe Serra in 2012.

Ironically enough, Giuliano and other Wes students had a pow-wow at the foot of the stage and then invited me to coffee afterwards. Weird town?

I met Pulino as well, very nice and chummy. I checked the qualifications of the city treasurer and one does not have to know how to manage millions of dollars, it's basically a check and balance system. Would Phipps, have the guts to vist Mayor Drew if there was a problem?. That I don't know, based on the past of both Raffa and Pulino I would bet they would not be afraid to blow the whistle on wrong-doings.

Julian Schmidt
Wesleyan Class of 2014
Pending Dem Candidate for the 33rd District

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Dan Drew publish his resume for all to see and judge. Why would the voters hire someone to administer the business of this town who doesn't show his resume and qualifications? Unless, of course,he doesn't have a qualifying resume. Fraud, you bet!