Senator-Elect Carolyn Comitta
19th District: Chester County
From the classroom to the boardroom to the state legislature, Senator-Elect Carolyn T. Comitta is a leader in championing communities, defending the environment, and working to ensure a safer, cleaner, and brighter future for the next generation of Pennsylvanians and beyond.
Carolyn is known for her success in building diverse coalitions, her resolve in tackling tough issues, large and small, and her ability to inspire the optimism and hope needed to prevail against seemingly overwhelming odds.
Before being elected state Senator, Carolyn served two terms as State Representative for the 156th Legislative District. In the House, she served as secretary of the Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and on the Appropriation Committee and Aging and Older Adults Committee. She was also Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania Joint Legislative Conservation Committee, Vice Chair of the Climate Caucus, Vice Chair of the House Southeast Delegation, and a member of the Pennsylvania Commission on Women.
Carolyn was first elected to office in West Chester Borough where she served on borough council. Later, she was elected Mayor of West Chester, where she was the first woman and first bipartisan-elected official to hold the seat.
An educator by trade, Carolyn has combined her passion for teaching with the need to address the climate crisis threatening our planet. She is a longtime member and supporter of World Information Transfer, a nonprofit United Nations NGO focused on educating people and communities about the connection between our environment and public health. Through her ongoing efforts, she has touched the lives of thousands of young people, opening their eyes and minds to the impacts of the environment on everyday life.
Beyond her legislative work, Carolyn is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Thomas Comitta Associates, a Town Planning and Landscape Architecture firm committed to excellence in planning, design, environmental sustainability, education, and public health.
She is also actively involved in a number of community efforts, including the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of West Chester, the League of Women Voters, and has served on various boards at West Chester University, including the Dean’s Advisory Board to its College of Arts and Humanities.
Carolyn lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania with her husband, Tom. They have two grown children and two young grandchildren.