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Party Secretaries



Chapter 1: Party Secretaries
Chapter 2: Republican Party Secretaries
Chapter 3: Democratic Party Secretaries

Party Secretaries

Both major parties elect a party secretary—a secretary for the majority and a secretary for the minority. Seated on either side of the Senate Chamber, the party secretaries see that pages are at their posts and cloakrooms are staffed. They schedule legislation on the floor and inform senators of all pending business, keeping them updated on bills, motions, nominations, and amendments in preparation for roll call votes.

Republican Party Secretaries
NameYears of Service
Carl A. Loeffler 1929–1947
J. Mark Trice 1947–1953
William T. Reed 1953–1955
J. Mark Trice 1955–1973
William Hildenbrand 1974–1981
Howard O. Greene 1981–1995
Elizabeth Letchworth 1995–2001
David J. Schiappa 2001–2013
Laura Dove 2013–2020
Robert Duncan 2020–present
Democratic Party Secretaries
NameYears of Service
Edwin A. Halsey 1929–1933
Leslie L. Biffle 1933–1945
Felton M. Johnston 1945–1955
Robert G. Baker 1955–1963
Francis R. Valeo 1963–1966
J. Stanley Kimmitt 1966–1977
James H. Duffy 1977–1979
Walter J. Stewart 1979–1981
Terence E. Sauvain 1981–1983
Patrick J. Griffin 1983–1985
David Pratt 1985–1987
C. Abbott Saffold 1987–1995
Martin P. Paone 1995–2008
Lula Johnson Davis 2008–2010
Gary Myrick 2011–present