Mike Pence is an American politician, member of the Republican Party and of conservative orientation who is the 48th Vice President of the United States since January 20, 2017. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives between 2001 and 2013 and governor of Indiana between 2013 and 2017. His appointment as Vice President of the United States came after the victory of his running mate Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
Michael Richard Pence
|June 7, 1959
|Columbus, Indiana, United States
Indiana University, Indianapolis (JD)
|3, including Charlotte Pence
|Number One Observatory Circle
Michael Richard Pence was born in June 7, 1959 in Columbus, Indiana, United States, he educated in Indiana where he grew up in a family of six children. His parents are Irish-born Catholics and Democratic voters. Pence is also in his youth a great admirer of President Kennedy and a member of the Young Democrats of America in his county.
He obtained his law degree in 1986 from the University Institute Robert H. McKinney (in) to Indianapolis, and then begins to practice as a lawyer. It adheres to evangelicalism fervent current Born again during his studies, becoming the only member of his family to radically away from the family Catholicism. However, he never publicly disavowed the Catholic faith in which he grew up and is presented as a “catholic evangelical” having mixed Catholic lessons of his youth with evangelical Protestant ideals. It is so, in a way, The second Catholic Vice Presidentof American History, after Joe Biden.
In the Trump administration, Mike Pence also represents the American Christian evangelical vote, a vote which notably finds visibility on the question of the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel by the United States. The sociologist Amélie M. Chelly indicates that “81% of evangelical Christians voted for the Trump candidate” and that “represented in the government by the vice president, Mike Pence, are ardent defenders of the Jewish state”
Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence have been married since 1985. They have three children: Michael, Charlotte and Audrey. His brother, Greg Pence was elected in 2018 in the 6 th District of Indiana, Mike Pence is riding in the early 2000s.
Mike Pence launched into politics and also hosts a political program on radio and television from the 1990s. After two failed attempts to get elected to the House of federal officials, he finally got the second district of the votes of voters of Indiana in November 2000. He is then re-elected comfortably to this position four times until 2013.
It votes the resolution allowing the invasion of Iraq in 2002 and pleads for the increase of the military budgets. It is presented as “unconditional support of Israel”. He sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Congress from 2003 to 2012 and is Vice-Chair of the Middle East / South Asia Subcommittee from 2012 to 2013. Despite these functions, according to journalist Shane Harris (in), “Pence is known to be a conservative ideologue who rose through the ranks of the Republican Party and not as a strategist of foreign policy”.
He became president of the Republican group at Congress, a position he held from 2009 to 2011. In 2010, he said he did not want to run for the senatorial election, instead choosing to run for the governorship of the state of Indiana.
Vice President of the United States
The November 8, 2016, he is elected vice-president of the United States after the victory of the republican Donald Trump in the American presidential elections among the great voters of the electoral college. The Republican Party also retains control of the House of Representatives and the Senate .
The November 10, 2016, he meets for the first time after the election the vice president in office Joe Biden in his office at the White House. He wanted to lead a “smooth and smooth transition of power” between the outgoing and incoming administration. The two men also exchanged on issues concerning American politics, the NATO, the Eastern Europe or the US middle class.
The November 11, 2016, he is responsible for leading the presidential transition team Donald Trump replacing Chris Christie, weakened by a political scandal involving two of his relatives.
On January 9, 2017, Eric Holcomb, former lieutenant governor of Indiana, succeeds him as governor of that state.
After a presidential transition period started the day after the election, he invested 48 th US vice president the January 20, 2017 at noon, Day of Inauguration Day while Donald Trump becomes President of the United States.
***Facts About Mike Pence***
- Does he smoke?: No
- Does he drink alcohol?: No
- Mike Pence was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, United States.
- Height?: 5 feet 8 inch
- Weight?: 94 Kg
- Hair Color?: White black
- Eye Color?: Black
- Hobbies?: Reading, traveling.
- Favorite food?: Healthy food.
- Favorite color?: Blue, black, white and yellow.
Did you know…
- Mike Pence cast the seventh-most tie-breaking votes (13) among presidents of the Senate of the United States.
|He was born on June 7, 1959 in Columbus, Indiana, United States.
|He got married in 1985.
|He became Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana.
|Became the 50th Governor of Indiana
|Became 48th Vice President of the United States.