Paul is a long-time Olympia area resident, moving to Olympia shortly after joining the staff at the Washington State Senate. He is married to Mary Ann and their three children all graduated from Olympia High School. Paul was raised in the small town of Harrah in the Yakima Valley. He graduated from White Swan High School and went on to the University of Washington where he worked at the UW Law Library. Paul interned for and then joined the staff of U.S. Senator Dan Evans where, as one of the last hires, Paul was charged with archiving the Senator’s Seattle office papers. Hired to the State Senate in 1991, Paul has held a number of positions, including stints as Deputy in 2003-2004 and again in 2015-2017. While on staff, Paul is responsible for the historic publications of the Senate and the Legislature, including maintaining the Members of the Legislature book, the lists of Women in the Legislature, and curator of the two-volume History of the Legislature by Don Brazier. Paul is also the Senate’s designee to the Capitol Furnishings and Preservation Committee which works on the Legislative Buildings historic furnishings.