A native of Pennsylvania, Frank Dermody has worked for the people of the Commonwealth since being appointed by Governor Casey as District Justice for Oakmont and Verona. After his father’s death when he was just seven years old, he learned that if he wanted to succeed he had to work hard. He attended Columbia University in New York City on a football scholarship and later worked in NYC saving up for law school. After graduating from University School of Law – Bloomington, he worked as an assistant public defendant in Harrisburg prosecuting rape, murder, and child abuse cases.
In 1990, Frank ran for the State House for the first time – and won. He has won every election since then. While in Harrisburg, he has fought for commonsense change that will directly benefit the people represents. He has fought for criminal justice reform, improving our education system, and protecting the environment.
Frank was chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts in the Judiciary and served on the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. In 2009, he was elected Majority Whip. He has stuck to his original campaign promises and will continue to work for everyone in the 33rd District.