Carolyn Bunny Welsh

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Carolyn "Bunny" Welsh
Sheriff of Chester County
Assumed office
January 4, 2000 (2000-01-04)
Personal details
Born (1943-11-28) November 28, 1943 (age 75)
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican

Carolyn "Bunny" Welsh of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania is the elected Sheriff of Chester County, Pennsylvania. She has held the position since 2000.[1] Welsh is a member of the Republican Party.

Early life[edit]

Welsh attended Wesley College, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.[2] She is a former president of the Rotary Club Concordville-Chadds Ford and is a member of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry.[2]

Law Enforcement Career[edit]

Welsh is the first woman to be elected Sheriff of Chester County.[2] She is one of two female sheriffs in Pennsylvania (with Mary McFall Hopper of Delaware County), and one of only 33 female sheriffs in the nation.[2] She is also the first woman to be elected president of a class at the National Sheriffs Institute at the Department of Corrections in Longmont, Colorado.[2]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2009-04-25.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-04-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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Law Enforcement Positions
Preceded by
Robert Erling
Chester County Sheriff
Succeeded by