Martin P. Paone
Executive Vice President


Martin P. Paone is Executive Vice President of Prime Policy Group and joins the firm from its predecessor, Timmons and Company. Marty served on Capitol Hill for 32 years before joining Timmons and Company. 

Marty spent 29 years working on the Senate floor for the Democratic leadership in various capacities. From 1995 to 2008, he served as an officer of the Senate in the position of Democratic Secretary, elected to that position by unanimous vote of the Democratic caucus in each Congress during his tenure. In this vein, Marty worked closely with each democratic committee chairman and their staff in steering their bills through the floor. He assisted the Democratic leader in his liaison with the House leadership staff and the White House Office of Congressional Affairs. He provided daily drafting advice and parliamentary assistance to the Democratic leadership, other Senators and staff.

All drafts of written summaries of legislative issues on which the Senate conducted a roll call vote were supervised by Marty. He negotiated with the Republican leadership unanimous consent time agreements, which provided for a finite time limit on debate and a limitation on amendments during the consideration of complex and controversial legislation and/or nominations. Marty also worked closely with the Republican leadership staff, the Committee Chairman’s staff and the staff of other senators in “clearing” non controversial legislation for passage by unanimous consent.

Marty was responsible for the day to day management of the Democratic Cloakroom, its staff, the Democratic leader’s floor staff and the pages. He supervised the Senate cloakroom operation at the Democratic Conventions in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004.

During the summer of 2009 Marty served as an Associate Professor at the College of William and Mary where he taught a class on Congressional Legislative Procedures. Marty also served as a political consultant for season two of the Netflix series House of Cards. He graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Philosophy and later earned a Master’s degree in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University. Marty was born in Everett, Massachusetts and currently resides in Reston, Virginia with his wife and three children.

The Hill names Marty one of Washington's Top Lobbyists for 2013.

Marty participated on the Brookings Executive Education Inside Congress seminar panel, “Leadership in the United States Senate.” 

Marty participated in the American League of Lobbyists seminar panel, “Congressional Rules & Procedures 2013.”

Marty’s analysis on the Senate rules changes is posted on The Hill’s Congress Blog. 

The Hill names Marty one of Washington’s Top Lobbyists for 2012.