by Bill Rettew, Daily Local News, 4/1/17
WEST CHESTER >> The world is full of lovers and fighters.
Former borough councilwoman, mayor and newly elected state Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-156, is both. There’s a small bit of fighter in her DNA, but she loves helping people, which is what propelled her into public service.
The first thing you notice when entering Comitta’s new office is a pair of boxing gloves sitting on her desk.
The gloves were a gift from her husband, Tom Comitta, a town planner.
“A year after I became mayor, I realized that I had a lot of work to do,” she said. “I went to Tom and said, ‘It’s time to put on the boxing gloves.’”
When children visit they often want to know about the gloves.
“I put them on the desk to remind me to fight for the best interests of the citizens and to remind me that it sometimes takes a lot of effort to move forward,” Comitta said.
Comitta stepped down from her seat as West Chester Mayor March 15 after serving as the leader of the borough for almost eight years.
A one-term councilmember and two-term mayor, she is proudest of her ability to bring people together for collaboration….
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