Laura Dove was elected Secretary for the Minority on August 1, 2013, the last in a string of positions on the Senate Republican floor staff. Dove started her Senate career as a page for Senator Strom Thurmond and later as a floor page for then-Republican Leader Bob Dole. After several stints in the Republican Cloakroom and other leadership offices, Dove was appointed Assistant Secretary for the Majority in 2003, and worked on the floor as Assistant Secretary for Republican Leaders Frist and McConnell. She has a B.A. from the University of North Carolina and an M.A. from the University of Virginia. Ms. Dove is married, has two children, and lives in Alexandria, Virginia.