Rep. Anita Astorino Kulik's Biography

Anita Astorino Kulik serves as the state representative for the 45th Legislative District and is majority chairwoman of the House Game & Fisheries Committee, where she will continue to focus on representing the interests of Pa. sportsmen and women as she has since she began serving on the committee in 2019. 

She was born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Her late mother was a grade school teacher and her late father, Dr. Samuel Astorino, was a professor of history and law at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Anita graduated from Bishop Canevin High School and received her bachelor of arts and juris doctor degrees from Duquesne University.

Anita and her husband, Joseph, are the proud parents of Sarah Wrona, who is married to Joshua, and Joseph E. Kulik, who is married to her daughter-in-law Kirby. Anita has two grandchildren, Kennedy and Keaton.

Anita began her legal career as a law clerk in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas. She has served as an adjunct professor teaching paralegal courses, and has served as a clerk in the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Her practice has consisted of domestic cases, including custody and protection from abuse (PFA) matters, as well as real estate and estate matters.

Anita’s political career started in Kennedy Township, where she served as a township commissioner from 2003 through 2016. She served as the township representative to the Char-West Council of Governments. Anita also served as a legislative assistant to her predecessor, state Rep. Nick Kotik.

She has been active with many community organizations, including conducting various fundraising activities for her local fire department and various youth organizations. Anita continues to be an active member of St. Malachy Parish and the Parkway West Rotary Club.