05/29/1951 -

Allegheny County (1991-2014), Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties (2015-2020)
DERMODY, Francis J., a Representative from Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties; born in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., May 29, 1951; B.A., history, Columbia University, 1973; J.D., Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington, 1982; sales associate; attorney; assistant public defender, Dauphin County; Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County (1984-1990); district justice, Allegheny County (June 1986-January 1987); legal advisor, Allegheny County District Justices (1989-1990); instructor, Community College of Allegheny County; faculty member, Pennsylvania Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1990; reelected to the House for 14 more consecutive terms; lead prosecutor and House chair, Impeachment Investigation on Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen (1994); elected, Majority Caucus Secretary (2007-2009); elected, Majority Whip (December 17, 2009-2010); elected, Minority Leader (2011-2020); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (1991-2010; chair, 14 years); appointed, Select Committee on Rules Review (1993); appointed, Select Committee on Alternatives for the Operation of the Philadelphia International Airport (2000); appointed, Select Committee on Public Education Funding (2001-2002); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (2011-2020); appointed, Legislative Data Processing Center Commission (2011-2020); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (2020); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (2020); appointed, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (2021-present).



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