The Times’ Magazine: A sit down with Carolyn Comitta

Editor’s note: this is the first of what we hope will be a regular, magazine style feature on either a subject or personality of interest to Chester County. Like a true magazine feature, it is long-form and written from the author’s perspective. We welcome your comments, suggestions for future such pieces and input. State Rep. Carolyn Comitta (D-156) By Emily Pisano, Special to The...

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....

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...

The Trumpocalypse hits home

Meanwhile, local candidates gather and talk issues thoughtfully By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Well, that was a week to be proud of in politics, right? As Donald Trump continues to loom over the election of down ballot candidates much as he did over Hillary Clinton during last Sunday night’s town hall forum — frankly, all it needed was slasher movie music to make it perfect — it seems...

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.   ...