Mike Pence Biography, Career, Net Worth And Other Facts

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Mike Pence Biography, Career, Net Worth And Other Facts

Mike Pence is the former vice president of the United States. A Republican, Pence was elected governor of Indiana in 2012. Pence previously served for 12 years as a congressman from Indiana representing the Sixth Congressional District; he was first elected in 2000.

TABLE OF CONTENT

  • BIOGRAPHY
  • EARLY LIFE
  • EDUCATION
  • CAREER
  • PERSONAL LIFE
  • NETWORTH

MIKE PENCE  BIOGRAPHY
Mike, A Representative from Indiana and a Vice President of the United States; born in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Ind., June 7, 1959; graduated from Hanover College, Hanover, Ind., 1981; J.D., Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind., 1986; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 1988 and 1990; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2001-January 3, 2013); House Republican Conference Chair (One Hundred Eleventh Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundredth Thirteenth Congress in 2012; Governor of Indiana, 2013-2017; elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket headed by Donald Trump, and served from January 20, 2017, until January 20, 2021; unsuccessful candidate for reelection as Vice President in 2020.

MIKE PENCE PROFILE

Real Name: Michael Richard Pence
Born: June 7, 1959
Age: 62 years old
Birth Place: Columbus, Indiana, U.S
Nationality: American
Wife: Karen Batten
Children: 3
Parents: Edward Joseph Pence Jr. and Nancy Jane
Occupation: Politician, Lawyer
Net Worth: $2 million

 

MIKE PENCE EARLY LIFE
Mike Pence (Michael Richard Pence) was born on June 7, 1959, in Columbus, Indiana, the third of six children of Edward Joseph and Nancy Cawley Pence. Edward’s father was Richard Michael Cawley, an Irish immigrant from Tubbercurry, Ireland, who became a Chicago bus driver. Edward Pence owned a string of gas stations in Indiana and was a Korean War veteran; his wife was an elementary school teacher. Mike Pence’s parents were Irish Catholic Democrats and Pence grew up admiring President John F. Kennedy, even collecting JFK memorabilia as a youngster.
Pence met Karen Sue Batten Whitaker, a divorced elementary school teacher, in 1984 at an evangelical church service. They married on June 8, 1985, and have three children: Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey.

MIKE PENCE EDUCATION
Vice President Pence set off for Hanover College, earning his bachelor’s degree in history in 1981. While there, he renewed his Christian faith which remains the driving force in his life. He later attended Indiana University School of Law and met the love of his life, Second Lady Karen Pence.

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MIKE PENCE CAREER
Pence worked as an attorney in private practice after graduating from Indiana in 1986. He ran for a Congressional seat in 1988 but lost to Democratic candidate Philip Sharp. He ran for the seat again in 1990 against Sharp but lost again. By this time, he was working and had quit his job in order to fully focus on the campaigns. After losing a second time, he started working as conservative radio and television host for talk shows. He hosted talk shows from 1994 to 1999.

In 2000, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives to represent Indiana’s 2nd and 6th congressional districts between starting from 2001 to 2013. From 2005 to 2007, he was the chair of the Republican Study Committee. He later chaired the House of Republican Conference between 2009 and 2011. This is the third-highest position in the House of Republican leadership.

In the 2012 Indiana gubernatorial election, Pence was nominated after Mitch Daniel’s retirement. In January 2013, he became the governor and helped to initiate the largest tax cut in history. He also signed bills that were intended to restrict abortions. He also signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act but received huge resistance from some members, the business community, and also LGBT advocates.

In July 2016, he withdrew from his campaign for gubernatorial re-election in order to run for becoming running mate for the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, who later won the 2016 presidential elections. He became the Vice President of the United States in January 2017. He became the chairman of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in February 2020 after the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Pence and Trump lost their chance for re-election in the 2020 presidential election after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won.

 

MIKE PENCE PERSONAL LIFE
After having “symptoms associated with a lower heart rate” and being diagnosed with a cardiac disease called asymptomatic left bundle block, former Vice President Mike Pence went into Heart surgery to own a pacemaker. Fortunately, the surgery became successful, and this man is living a healthy life right now.
Pence was raised in a Catholic family, was an altar server, and attended parochial school. He became a born-again Christian in college, while a member of a nondenominational Christian student group, and identified his first year—and specifically “a Christian music festival in Asbury, Kentucky, in the spring of 1978” referring to the Ichthus Music Festival at the Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky—as the moment he made a “commitment to Christ”. After that point, Pence continued to attend Mass (where he met his wife ) and was a Catholic youth minister. Pence called himself Catholic in a 1994 news piece, although by 1995, he and his family had joined an evangelical megachurch, the Grace Evangelical Church. In 2013, Pence said his family was “kind of looking for a church”. In 2016, Pence and his wife regularly worshiped at College Park Church, a nondenominational church in Indianapolis. He has described himself as “a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order”, and as “a born-again, evangelical Catholic”.

MIKE PENCE NETWORTH
Mike Pence is a man who preferred to work for his nation’s interest. He earned $113 thousand in 2016 as revenue while fulfilling as a Governor of Indiana. He also earned $230 thousand from his compensation as a Vice President of the United States of America in 2017. This amount has made Mike Pence’s net worth ascend to $2 million.