Mike Pence is possibly one of the greatest Vice President the greatest country in the world – America has ever produced. He is seen to be everything his Commander in Chief, President Donal Trump cannot be and seem not to be interested in trying to be. Vice President Pence is seen to have a disciplined political demeanour and knows just the right words to use when speaking as a leader of a country.
His bio, wiki, height, wife, children, daughters and family as a whole are discussed in the ensuing paragraphs. You will also get more information on the widely asked question on his sexual orientation. Does he have a thing against gays?
Bio, Wiki, Height
America’s Republican and 48th Vice President Micheal Richard Pence was born on June 7, 1959, in Columbus Indiana to the family of Nancy Jane and Edward Joseph Pence Jr as one of 6 children. His family has an Irish Catholic Democrat decent. Their grandfather Richard Michael Cawley emigrated from County Sligo, Ireland to the United States and became a bus driver in Chicago Illinois while his maternal grandmother is from Doonbeg, County Clare.
His father is a Korean War Veteran who has a Bronze Star he received in 1953 to show for it. He would later run a group of gas stations with his wife and 6 kids. Thus young Pence was raised in a hardworking yet simple American family.
He got enrolled at Columbus North High School where he graduated in 1977. While in school, he volunteered for the Bartholomew County Democratic Party where his political ideals were groomed. He got admitted to Hanover College and earned a BA degree in History in 1981. After he graduated from Hanover, he was an admissions counsellor in the school from 1981 to 1983. Pence got a JD degree from University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis in 1986.
Political Failures And Successes
After law school, he was an attorney in private practice who was unsuccessful for a congressional seat in 1988 and in 1990. By 1991 however, Mike Pence became the president of the Indiana Policy Review Foundation till he left in 1993. Before this, he has begun hosting a talk show radio programme in Rushville Indiana. He also hosted a weekend political talk show from Indianapolis from 1995 to 1999 and all these media engagements gave him some on-air popularity and doused his unsuccessful foray in politics.
In the millennial year 2000, he got things right politically by winning the seat in Indiana’s 2nd congressional district after the 6 years incumbent David M. McIntosh had opted to run for the seat of Indiana’s governor. He was popular in office for opposing some of then-President George W. Bush policies, perhaps that was what led to his re-election a couple of times in 2006, 2008 and 2010 house elections.
During this time, he started climbing the party’s leadership structure as he was elected the Republican Conference Chairman in January 2009. This is the third highest ranking Republican position in the America of today. Though during his 12 years inhabitation of the House, he introduced 90 bills and resolutions which unfortunately never became law.
He became Governor of Indiana from 2013 through 2017. He was elected Vice President of the United States of America on November 8, 2016, and was sworn in as the 48th Vice President of America and 6th Vice President of America from Indiana.
Mike Pence stands slightly shorter than Donal Trump at 1.78m and weighs 72kg.
Mike Pence Wife, Children, Family, Daughters
Mike Pence is married to Karen Pence since 1985. Karen is a former elementary school teacher who has been actively involved with youth-related NGO activities. She has taught at schools like John Strange Elementary, Fall Creek Elementary, Acton Elementary and Orchard School which are all in Indianapolis.
Karen Pence has both bachelors and masters degrees in elementary education from Butler University Indianapolis. She has a flair for arts as she specializes in painting portraits of houses and historic buildings.
Mr Pence and Karen met while Pence was in law school at one of the Roman Catholic masses Mike attended where she was playing the guitar. The couple has 3 children who are all grown-ups. Michael Pence is their first son who is a lieutenant training to be a pilot in the United States Marine Corps. Charlotte and Audrey Pence are the ladies of the family.
Charlotte is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago. She is an aspiring filmmaker who is also an agent at the United Talent Agency. She has disclosed that she is not too interested in venturing into politics. While in school, she was heavily involved with the university ministry. This is a faith-based group poised to address the violence in Chicago.
Audrey is a student of Journalism at Yale University. She sees herself and her political views as socially liberal and independent which is very much different from her dad. However, Mike Pence is very supportive of her independent views and political preferences.
Mike Pence’s Sexual Orientation
Mike Pence is married to his wife named Karen Pence, therefore he is certainly not gay. He holds a stern opinion to the rights of LGBT much to his Christian religious beliefs. Perhaps that is one of the things which endeared him to Donald Trump.
He is of the view that homosexuals shouldn’t serve in the military as according to him, homosexuality is incompatible with military service because the presence of homosexuals in the ranks weakens unit cohesion.
He also holds the opinion that state funds shouldn’t be used to fund organizations which advocate for LGBT people rather, it should be used to assist organizations which are committed to helping people who are retracing their sexual identity.