Martin P. Paone was born March 1, 1951 in Everett, Massachusetts. He is a 1972 graduate of Boston College and holds a Master’s Degree in Russian Studies from Georgetown University. It was while attending graduate school that Mr. Paone first worked on the Hill, holding jobs in the House Post Office and Senate Parking Office. His professional experience includes: assistant in the Democratic Cloakroom from 1979-82; floor staff for the Democratic Policy Committee from 1982-91; and Assistant Secretary for the Majority from 1991-94. In 1995 he was elected to the position of Secretary for the Minority by the Democratic Caucus. He became Secretary for the Majority when the Democrats went into the Majority in June 2001, then Secretary for the Minority at the beginning of the 108th Congress, and again became Secretary for the Majority at the beginning of the 110th Congress.