Political Biography  

 

Mike Pence

Political Biography

Mike Pence 

Mike  Pence was elected as the 48th Vice-President of the United States in November, 2016. On January 20, 2017

 

Mike Pence Political Career/Business Career/Connections

Party Affiliation: Republican (raised as a Democrat)

 

1976: Volunteer for the Bartholomew County Democratic Party

1988: Republican Candidate for Congress (Indiana 2nd district)-Lost to Philip R. Sharp

1990: Republican Candidate for Congress (Indiana 2nd district)-Lost to Philip R. Sharp

2001-2003: U.S. House of Representatives - Indiana 2nd district

2003-2013: U.S. House of Representatives - Indiana 6th district

2009-2011: Chair of the House Republican Conference (in Congress)

2013-2017: Governor of Indiana

2016: Republican Vice-Presidential Candidate

2017-Present: Vice-President of the United States (48th Vice-President)

 

Mike Pence Personal Information:

Michael Richard Pence (born June 7, 1959 in Columbus, Indiana)

Pence Family:

Wife:
Karen (Batten) Pence (b. November 18, 1958; married 1985)

Children:

Michael

Charlotte

Audrey

 

Education:

1977: Graduated from Columbus North High School

1981: BA in History from Hanover College

1986: JD in Law from Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis

 

Career (non-political):

1981-1983: Admissions Counselor at Hanover College

1986-1990: Attorney (quit private practice in order to run his 1990 Congressional campaign)

1991-1993: President of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation (a conservative think-tank)

1992-1999: Host of the Mike Pence Show, a political talk-radio show

 

 

Religion:

Raised Catholic, now describes himself as a "born-again, evangelical Catholic" See Religion News Service article

 

 

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