Frank Deem

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Frank Deem
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West Virginia State Senate, District 3
Former member
In office
1964 - 1978, 1994 - 2010
Prior offices
West Virginia House of Delegates
1954 - 1962, 1988 - 1990
Bachelor'sMarietta College
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Frank Deem (b. March 20, 1928) is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 10 of the West Virginia House of Delegates.[1] Deem was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 3 of the West Virginia State Senate.

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.[2]

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 will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 13, 2014. The general election will take place 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. Miller, Poling, Azinger, Deem, Kelly and Don Stansberry (D) will face off in the general election.[1][3]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 10 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Azinger 25.3% 2,083
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Deem 21.9% 1,802
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn R. Kelly 17.7% 1,452
Vernon Criss 15.4% 1,264
Debra Steed 11.3% 929
Courtney Ahlborn 8.5% 696
Total Votes 8,226


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


Deem is married to Rebecca Lewellyn. They have eight children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
West Virginia State Senate District 3
Succeeded by
David Nohe (R)