Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today appointed Phillip Diserio to fill the vacancy created in the 2nd District of the West Virginia House of Delegates for the remainder of former Delegate Tim Ennis' term. Ennis resigned earlier this month. Diserio's appointment is effective immediately.
"Phil has worked tirelessly to support the Brooke and Hancock County communities and the state as a whole by serving on various boards as well as taking on the role of a West Virginia Parkways Authority Commissioner," Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said. "Through these roles, and his additional community activism, Phil has demonstrated a willingness and commitment to improve the lives others and West Virginia to the best of his ability. I believe he will serve the people of the 2nd Delegate District well."
Diserio will represent the 2nd Delegate District comprised of Brooke and Ohio Counties.
A graduate of Brooke County High School, Diserio completed a four-year apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers where he has since been employed and served on the executive board for nine years. He is currently in his third term as President of the I.B.E.W. Local Union 246 and is the union's membership development coordinator. In addition, Diserio is currently Vice President of the Brooke County Economic Development Authority, sitting President of the Brooke-Hancock Central Labor Council, and sits on the Brooke-Hancock Planning and Development Council. He has served as a Commissioner of the West Virginia Parkways Authority since his appointment in 2010.
Diserio, a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Follansbee, resides with his wife, Sandra, in Follansbee, West Virginia. They have three children, Cassie (Cory), Carrissa, and Carlie; and two grandchildren Cory and Julianna.