Friday, December 18, 2009
State Representative Frank Dermody of Oakmont has been selected by House Democrats to serve as Majority Whip. Dermody takes over the position from Bill DeWeese who had to resign the position because of charges he is facing as a result of an investigation by the State Attorney Generals Office. Dermody says his role will be even more pronounced because of the bonusgate investigation. Dermody said he will work to ensure that all of the Representatives have their needs and the needs of their constituents represented when he puts together his legislative agenda for the coming year. Dermody beat out a handful of other legislators for the position. Among them was Representative Joe Preston of East Liberty.