Deminski hopes to foster unity in 156th bid

Nick Deminski WEST CHESTER – Local West Chester native, Nick Deminski, announced his intentions to seek the Republican endorsement for the state house seat currently held by State Rep. Carolyn Comitta (D-156). The House of Representatives District 156 includes the Borough of West Chester and the townships of East Goshen, Westtown, Thornbury, Birmingham and West Goshen (District North). ...

Comitta wins recount, will take 156th seat

State Rep.-Elect Carolyn Comitta WEST CHESTER — Little changed after a formal recount was certified Friday afternoon, leaving Carolyn Comitta as the winner of the extremely close 156th District State Representative race, by a total of 25 votes. Comitta, the Mayor of West Chester, defeated Republican incumbent Dan Truitt by an 18,261 to 18,236 margin after the recount results were certified by...

Comitta looks to be in good shape on 156th recount

Will there be a local price for GOP overreach? By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times So much for putting the feet up and enjoying the holiday season before wading back into this column in 2017 — so consider it a pre-holiday gift (or curse) — as news makes a surprise return needed. While the last provisional ballots have to be counted, it appears that Carolyn Comitta has pulled off a narrow win...

Candidate Q&A: Carolyn Comitta, 156th State House District

Carolyn Comitta Editor’s Note: Once again, we posed the same nine questions to our legislative candidates and offered to publish them without edits or modification to allow our readers to get an unfiltered view of their positions on some of the top issues of the day in Pennsylvania. We will run the answers of all of the candidates for a given race at the same time — assuming all have responded. 1....

Candidate Q&A: Dan Truitt, 156th State House District

Dan Truitt Editor’s Note: Once again, we posed the same nine questions to our legislative candidates and offered to publish them without edits or modification to allow our readers to get an unfiltered view of their positions on some of the top issues of the day in Pennsylvania. We will run the answers of all of the candidates for a given race at the same time — assuming all have responded. 1....

Things heating up in final days of election season

With 10 to go, intensity picks up; pension efforts fail again By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Well, we’re getting down to the end of it, just 10 more days and Election 2016 will in the history books. And make no mistake, it will be one for the history books. Or maybe, the horror section. And no, don’t ask me to email it to you. From filing what appear to be criminal charges against a state...

WC Mayor Comitta announces run for state house

Carolyn Comitta West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta announced her candidacy this week for the Pennsylvania State House seat in the 156th District, vowing to bring a spirit of bipartisan cooperation and strong leadership to Harrisburg. Comitta, West Chester’s first female Mayor and its first Democratic Mayor since 1992, will be the Democratic challenger to incumbent Dan Truitt.   ...

Truitt announces reelection bid

State Rep. Dan Truitt (R-156) State Representative Dan Truitt (R-156) announced his intention to run for re-election in 2016, Monday. Truitt, who was originally elected in 2010, serves much of the greater West Chester area, including Birmingham in the Unionville area. “It has been my honor and pleasure to serve the residents of the 156th District and work with them to focus on priorities like...

156th District Q&A: Sandra Snyder

This is the third of a series of question and answer interviews focusing on candidates for State Representative. The Times did not edit, alter or in any way change the responses. We do this to give the candidates a chance for an unfiltered opportunity to make their case to our readers. As always, we welcome your input. 1.  Why are you running? Sandra Snyder I am running because as a mother of...

156th District Q&A: Dan Truitt

This is the third of a series of question and answer interviews focusing on candidates for State Representative. The Times did not edit, alter or in any way change the responses. We do this to give the candidates a chance for an unfiltered opportunity to make their case to our readers. As always, we welcome your input. 1. Why are you running? Dan Truitt I ran in 2010 to bring a different view to...