Diserio Regains 2nd District Delegate Seat
With a heavy lead over his opponent, Phil Diserio will return to the House of Delegates representing the 2nd District.
Diserio, a Democrat, was elected Tuesday night with 4,166, over 1,500 more than his opponent, Republican Robert “Chic” DiCiccio’s 2,658. The district covers much of Brooke County and a small part of Ohio County.
Diserio was appointed in 2012 by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of former Delegate Tim Ennis in January 2012. He was elected to a full two-year term later that same year.
Diserio was defeated in 2014 by Republican Ryan Weld, who ran successfully for state Senate rather than seek another term in the House.
A longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Diserio has also served as a past president of IBEW Local 246, as well as a former president of the Brooke Hancock Labor Council, former vice-president of the Brooke County Economic Development Authority, and was appointed in 2010 by then-Gov. Joe Manchin to the West Virginia Parkway Authority.
Diserio could not be reached for comment Tuesday.