A native of Boyle in North Roscommon, Frank was first elected to the Dáil in the 2007 general election. He was elected chair of the Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement on 22 July 2014. He was appointed as Fine Gael’s Front Bench Spokesperson on Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs in July 2010. He was formerly a member of the Seanad, elected on the Administrative Panel in July 2002 and during that time he was Spokesperson on Arts, Sports and Tourism in the Upper House. Frank was first elected to Roscommon County Council in 1999 for the Boyle electoral area.