Frank Deem

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Frank Deem
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West Virginia House of Delegates, District 10
In office
2015 - present
Term ends
November 31, 2016
Years in position 0
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
West Virginia House of Delegates
1954 - 1962, 1988 - 1990
West Virginia State Senate, District 3
1964 - 1978, 1994 - 2010
Bachelor'sMarietta College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Frank Deem (b. March 20, 1928) is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Deem is a former Republican member of the West Virginia State Senate, representing District 3 from 1964 to 1978, then from 1994 to 2010.

Deem served in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1954 to 1962, then from 1988 to 1990.


Deem attended both West Virginia University and Mountain State Business College and earned his B.S. from Marietta College. His professional experience includes working as an oil and gas producer as well as a businessman. Deem served in the United States Navy.[1]

Committee assignments

Wile a member of the West Virginia State Senate, Deem served on the following committees:



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 13, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. District 10 is represented by three delegates. Incumbent Dan Poling and Paul Miller were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mike Azinger, Frank Deem and John R. Kelly defeated Vernon Criss, Debra Steed and Courtney Ahlborn in the Republican primary. Azinger, Deem, and Kelly defeated Miller, Poling, and Stansberry in the general election.[2][3]

West Virginia House of Delegates District 1, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Azinger 23.5% 8,375
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Deem 21% 7,479
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn R. Kelly 19.4% 6,932
     Democratic Dan Poling Incumbent 16.6% 5,927
     Democratic Don Stansberry 10.9% 3,886
     Democratic Paul Miller 8.6% 3,077
Total Votes 35,676


See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2010

Deem was defeated by David Nohe in the May 11 primary in his bid for re-election to the West Virginia State Senate, District 3.[4]


See also: West Virginia State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Frank Deem won re-election to the West Virginia State Senate, District 3.

Deem raised $17,750 for his campaign.[5]

West Virginia Senate, District 3 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Deem (R) 19,930
Larry Eugene Butcher (Write-in) 92

Campaign donors


Deem raised $17,750 for the 2006 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
West Virginia State Farm Agents $1,250
West Virginia Bankers Association $1,000
Coca-Cola Enterprises $1,000
Harry Esbenshade, Jr. $1,000


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Deem is married to Rebecca Lewellyn. They have eight children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Azinger (R)
West Virginia House of Delegates District 10
Succeeded by
Preceded by
West Virginia State Senate District 3
Succeeded by
David Nohe (R)