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A little bit about me

Before I was elected to the State Legislature, and before serving two terms as Mayor of West Chester, I was a teacher. I like helping people, and so I have dedicated my life to public service. It is an honor and a pleasure serving the citizens of the 156th district.

Official Biography

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 serves on the following PA House of Representatives Committees: Aging & Older Adult Services, Environmental Resources & Energy, and Appropriations. 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.

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November 3rd

Make a difference by making sure your voice is heard.



  • October 19th: the last day to register to vote
  • October 27th: the last day to request a mail-in ballot. Please note, if you plan to vote using an absentee or mail-in ballot in the 2020 GENERAL ELECTION held on 11/03/2020, your completed application must be received in the county office by 5:00 PM on 10/27/2020.
  • November 3rd: Election day and the deadline to return your voted absentee or mail-in ballot is 8:00 PM!


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We need to work together today to tackle tough issues and create a better tomorrow.


A moderate, commonsense leader, Carolyn builds coalitions with politicians and community leaders to get things done. As a legislator, she works with both parties to affect change.

Commonsense Gun Reform

Carolyn is fighting to reduce gun violence through commonsense changes, including universal background checks. In addition to serving as a founding member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Carolyn is also a member of the 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 borough, improving parking, and supporting local small business owners. Carolyn worked with community leaders to ensure West Chester continues to grow while preserving its historic resources and small town feel.


As a former educator, and as a mother, Carolyn has prepared hundreds of kids for college, and knows what they need to succeed. Carolyn fights to ensure our schools receive fair funding from pre-k to college. Every child should have access to pre-k, as well as affordable college so our children are not burdened with debt.


Carolyn is a longtime environmental champion. She sits on the Board of Directors for the World Information Transfer, an environmental NGO to the United Nations. Carolyn advocates drastic climate change prevention, so we have a healthy planet to pass on to future generations.

Gerrymandering and Redistricting Reform

Carolyn is an independent voice in Harrisburg, a reformer who makes sure our tax dollars are spent wisely. Carolyn seeks to strengthen ethics laws by banning gifts to legislators and even pledging to refuse her own pay if the legislature fails to pass a budget. Carolyn is a huge supporter of Fair Districts PA, a nonpartisan, statewide coalition of organizations and individuals working to create a process for redistricting that is transparent, impartial, and fair.

The 19th District

From rolling hills to charming boroughs, the 19th district includes Atglen Borough, Avondale Borough, City of Coatesville, Charlestown Township, Downingtown Borough, East Bradford Township, East Caln Township, East Fallowfield Township, East Nottingham Township, East Whiteland Township, Elk Township, Franklin Township, Highland Township, London Britain Township, London Grove Township, Londonderry Township, Lower Oxford Township, Malvern Borough, Modena Borough, New Garden Township, New London Township, Oxford Borough, Parkesburg Borough, Penn Township,  Phoenixville Borough, Sadsbury Township, Schuylkill Township, South Coatesville Borough, Tredyffrin Township, Upper Oxford Township, Valley Township, West Bradford Township, West Chester Borough, West Fallowfield Township, West Grove Borough,  West Marlborough Township, West Nottingham Township, West Pikeland Township, West Whiteland Township, and West Sadsbury Township.

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Please help keep our neighbors informed! All Pennsylvanians have an important role to play in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives. Here are resources to help individuals, families, and businesses do their part. Please follow the resources for the latest news on COVID-19, legislative updates in Harrisburg and much more.

As always, you can contact my office at:

📞: (610) 696-4990


📩: repcomitta@pahouse.net

Volunteer Today!

The election is right around the corner and we need your help getting the word out! Between the new election date and mail-in voting this year, communication is more important than ever. Since campaigns aren’t canvassing this primary season, we need friendly phone bankers to call and encourage Chester County residents to register and vote on November 3.

Encourage anyone that isn’t registered to vote, to visit PA Voter Services by October 19 to register to vote. All eligible voters can request a mail-in or absentee ballot though Votes PA by October 26.

Want another way to show your support? Decorate your lawn with a Comitta lawn sign.


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