Mike was born on 7th June 1959 in Columbus, Indiana. The former Indiana governor also served as the Vice President of the United States from 2017 to 2021. Pence is a member of the Republican Party and represented the 2nd and 6th district of Indiana in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013.
Pence started the most significant tax cut in the history of Indiana after he became the Governor in 2013. He focused more on funding for private education initiatives. Pence’s unbiased ideas regarding race, gender, or disability were reflected when he signed the bill against abortions because the procedure was the fetus’s race, gender, or disability.
Later in July of 2016, Pence took back his gubernatorial reelection campaign and announced himself as the running mate of the Republican Presidential Nominee. They successfully won the presidential election in 2016. Pence was appointed as the chairman of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. This task force was specially arranged to tackle the COVID 19 pandemic in the United States.
However, Trump and Pence lost the 2020 US Presidential elections to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Trump and his supporters were not ready to concede this defeat. False elections cases and multiple lawsuits filed, which also turned out to be unsuccessful. Pence conceded the results and didn’t overturn the election certifying Biden and Harris as clear winners.
This led to a tiff between Donald Trump and Pence. Pence also had to face-threatening and violence from Trump’s supporters.
Early life and education
Michael Richard Pence was born to Ann Jane “Nancy” Cawley and Edward Joseph Pence Jr. His father served in the army in the Korean War, for which he received the bronze star in 1953. Pence’s mother was of Irish descent, and his father was of Irish and German descent. Pence is named after his maternal grandfather, Richard Michael Cawley.
Pence was a graduate of Columbus North high school in 1977. Later he went on completing his Bachelor of Arts in history from Hanover College. In 1986, he got his Juris Doctor degree from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis in Indianapolis 1986.
During his early adulthood, Pence was a democrat and volunteered for Bartholomew County Democratic party in 1976. Later, in the 1980’s Presidential elections, he voted for Jimmy Carter.
Pence started Private practice as an attorney after graduating from Law school in 1986. Pence lost his first run for congress against Democrat Philip Sharp. He ran against him again in 1990 but once again was unsuccessful.
In 1988, Pence was hired by a radio station for ‘Washington update with Mike Pence.’
A weekly show that runs for half an hour. Pence also started hosting a daily talk show called ‘The Mike Pence Show’ in 1992.
Ending his radio show in 1999, Pence campaigned for congress, which he eventually won.
In 2000, Pence ran for the United States House of Representatives. He won the seat and represented Indiana’s 2nd congressional district. He called himself ‘A Christian, a conservative and a Republican in that order.’
Pence was against George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act. Pence went on winning four consecutive times in the House of Representatives.
As Vice President
Trump chose Mike Pence as his running mate for the US Presidential elections in the year 2016. This decision was made based on Pence having more robust connections with political influencing big donors like the Kochs.
After Trump made this announcement, Pence said, “very supportive of Donald Trump’s call to temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorist influence and impact represents a threat to the United States.”
As Trump won the elections, Mike Pence was elected the United States Vice President on 8th November 2016.
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