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A little bit about me

I like helping people. Before my job in Harrisburg, and before serving two terms as Mayor of West Chester, I started out as a teacher. I have dedicated my life to public service and serving the citizens of the 156th district these past two years have been an honor.

Official Biography

Carolyn T. Comitta serves on the following PA House of Representative’s Committees: Aging & Older Adult Services, Environmental Resources & Energy, Local Government (appointed to the Sub-Committee on Boroughs), Professional Licensure, and Urban Affairs. Carolyn has also been appointed to the PA Joint Legislative Air & Water Pollution Control & Conservation Committee. She was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women.

Formerly, Carolyn served two terms as the Mayor of West Chester, PA, and was a member of  Borough Council, the National League of Cities and PA Municipal League.  Through decades of participation in local, state, national and international organizations, Carolyn has gained a deep and broad knowledge of public policy and governance.

Carolyn is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Thomas Comitta Associates (TCA). In this capacity, Carolyn is an integral member of the TCA team, providing experienced leadership based in a strong commitment to the planning and design field, environmental sustainability, education, and public health.

Carolyn’s professional background is in education. She continues to serve as a mentor to students, and since 1992 has organized the attendance of over 2,500 local students at the annual Health and Environment Conference at the United Nations.

YOUR State Representative

Carolyn T. Comitta is the State Representative for the 156th Legislative District in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which includes the Borough of West Chester, East Goshen, Westtown, Thornbury, Birmingham, and parts of West Goshen Townships. She is currently seeking re-election on November 6th.

Our mission Our vision

If we want to tackle the tough issues facing us today, we are going to have to work together. I think if we can work together on these (six) things, I think we will be well on our way to building a better tomorrow.


Her Brand is building coalitions: Carolyn Comitta is a moderate, commonsense leader, who has built coalitions with politicians and community leaders to get things done for West Chester. A different kind of politician, she believes in working with both parties to get things done!

Commonsense Gun Reform

Fighting for Commonsense Gun Reform: Carolyn supports commonsense changes to help reduce gun violence, including universal background checks. She was a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. She is a member of Chester County chapter of Moms Demand Action and works with Everytown and  Chester County Gun Sense.


As Mayor of West Chester, Carolyn worked to revitalize the downtown area by cleaning up the city, improving parking, and supporting local small business owners. Comitta worked with community leaders to make sure that West Chester grows while still preserving its historic resources and small town feel.


Fair Funding for Education: As a former educator and mother, she has prepared hundreds of kids for college and knows what it takes for them to succeed. She will stand up for our schools and fight to make sure that schools receive fair funding from pre-k to college. Every child should have access to pre-k. She will also fight to make community colleges and university more affordable for families so our kids are not burdened by college debt.


Environmental Champion: Carolyn has been a longtime advocate to protect the environment and prevent drastic climate change. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the World Information Transfer, an environmental NGO to the United Nations. She fights to protect the environment and make sure to have a healthy planet for our future generations.


Carolyn is a reformer, who is an independent voice in Harrisburg to make sure that our tax dollars are spent wisely. She will strengthen ethics laws by banning gifts to legislators and will even pledge to refuse her own pay if the legislature fails to pass a budget.

Registering to vote is easy!

  1. Visit PA Voter Services.
  2. Completely fill out the Voter Registration Application.
  3. Return your application through their website or by dropping it off or mailing it to Chester County Services by October 9th.

Please note: October 9th is the last day to register before the November 6th election.
If you are not a U.S. citizen and a resident of Pennsylvania at least 30 days before the next election, you CANNOT register to vote. If you have any questions, please call 1.877.VOTESPA (1.877.868.3772).

The last day to apply for an absentee voter application is October 30th and absentee ballots are due November 2nd by 5:00 pm.

Already registered? That is fantastic! Get a friend to register to vote!

My story

Since graduation day from West Chester University, I’ve been committed to public service and improving the lives of Chester County residents.

Carolyn's achievements


EMILY’s List

EMILY's List members are dedicated to building a…

Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties

APSCUF works on behalf of student and faculty…


FARMER is a political action committee (PAC) operated by…

Chester County (Pennsylvania) Democratic Committee

The Chester County (Pennsylvania) Democratic Committee believes in…

Clean Water Action PA

Clean Water Action's mission is to protect our environment,…

Human Rights Campaign

HRC works to improve the lives of LGBTQ…

Indivisible Chester County

Indivisible Chester County makes our voices known to…

Pennsylvania State Education Association

PSEA is a community of education professionals who…


AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing…

Represent PA

Represent PA helps progressive women claim their seat at…

Sierra Club

Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892,…

Equality PA

Equality PA is committed to the core principles…

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is a democratic organization governed…

Pennsylvania NOW

NOW chapters focus on six priority issues including reproductive…

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex…

Upcoming Events

Day of Action

Day of Action

Everhart Park, West Chester, PA 19382, USA
09 Sep 2018 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Chester County Restaurant Festival

Chester County Restaurant Festival

West Chester, PA, USA
16 Sep 2018 12:00 PM - 05:30 PM

156th District Day of Action

156th District
29 Sep 2018 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Westtown Day

Westtown Day

1014 S Concord Rd, West Chester, PA 19382, USA
07 Oct 2018 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Last Day to Register to Vote – 10/9/18

Last Day to Register to Vote – 10/9/18

Your Polling Place!
09 Oct 2018 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Absentee Ballot Deadline

Absentee Ballot Deadline

Chester County Voter Services, 601 Westtown Rd, West Chester, PA 19382, USA
30 Oct 2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Election Day

Election Day

156th District
06 Nov 2018 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Carolyn can’t do this alone and she needs your help. Every person you connect with grows our team. Whether you knock on doors, help make phone calls or put out lawn signs, each and every person can make a difference!

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District Office
21 W. Washington Street, Suite A
West Chester, PA 19380
(Free Parking)

Harrisburg Office
25A East Wing
Harrisburg, PA 17120

West Chester Office:
(610) 696-4990

Harrisburg Office:
(717) 705-2075