Michael Richard Pence or is well known by his political name ‘Mike Pence’, is an American politician, successful lawyer, and a promising broadcaster.
Stage Name: Mike Pence
Full Name: Michael Richard Pence
Birthday: June 7, 1959
Place of Origin: Indiana, United States
Height: 5 feet, 10 inches
Sexual Orientation: Straight Male
Spouse: Karen Batten
Children: 3 Children
Profession: American Politician
Total Net Worth: $1 million
Michael Richard Pence is the 48th VP of the United States and he has served from 2017 to 2021 as a part of the Republican Party. Before his seat as the VP, Mike has served Indiana as their Governor from 2013 to 2017, House of Representative member from 2001 to 2013, Indiana Representative for the 2nd district from 2001 to 2003, and the 6th district from 2003 to 2013.
He was born on June 7, 1959, in the town of Columbus, Indiana, United States. He was the sixth child of Edward Joseph Pence, Jr. and Ann Jane Cawley. His family managed several gas stations. His father has served in the military and has earned the Bronze Star during his service in the Korean War.
Mike is a descendant of German and Irish ancestry.
He was brought up in a family that followed Roman Catholic and Democrat practices. However, when he was in college, he converted to a born-again Christian.
Mike went to the Columbus North High School, where he graduated in 1977. Then, he went to Hanover College and finished his degree in Bachelor of Arts in History, in 1981. He proceeded to take up a Juris Doctor course in Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis.
During his time at Hanover College, Mike became a member and later the chapter president of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He was also the admission counselor at the college from 1981 to 1983. It was also in this moment that Mike redirected his life and career focus, inspired by Ronald Reagan’s common-sense conservation.
Mike and his wife Karen met during their law school at Indiana University, and both have been married since 1985. Together they have 3 wonderful children namely Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey.
His passion for politics started when he was at a young age and during his teen-adult years. Initially, he had worked as a volunteer to the Bartholomew County Democratic Party. In the 1980 Presidential Election, he supported and voted for candidate Jimmy Carter.
His inspiration to pursue politics came from Martin Luther King, Jr., and John F. Kennedy.
In his early career, Mike immediately worked as a private attorney after graduating from law school, two years later, in 1988, he ran for congress against Philip Sharp who is a Democratic incumbent, where he lost. Both have run against each other again in 1990, but Mike was again unsuccessful.
His notable work in politics is becoming a member of the House of Representative from Indiana from 2001 to 2013, Chair of the House Republican Conference from 2009 to 2011, Indiana’s 50th Governor in 2013 to 2017, served in the White House Coronavirus Task Force as the 2nd Chairman, and the 48th Vice President of United States from 2017 to 2021.
Throughout his career, he has well established his political support and involvement in the President impeachment of Bill Clinton, racial topic reviews, finance campaigns, gambling related activities, illegal drugs, community crime, environmental climate change, foreign relationship policies, economic trade international, patriotism act, social security systems, residential immigration, economic policies, health care system, LGBT rights, abortion, sex education, and the stem cell research.
Mike is a person of character and is known to be conservative when it comes to social and fiscal issues. His political point of view is greatly influenced by his Christian faith. This was clearly stated during his vice-presidential candidacy speech at the 2016 convention. His principles follow an order of him as a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican.
Right after his first campaign in 1988, Mike was hired for radio station WRCR-FM to host a weekly half-hour show called ‘Washington Update with Mike Pence’s. Following that career, he continued his broadcasting profession in 1992 and started to host a daily show in WRCR called ‘The Mike Pence Show. This includes a Saturday show in WNDE.
Honors and Accomplishments
As a service-driven politician, Mike has displayed his commitment by continuously serving the state and community. This can be shown through his success, awards, honors, and accomplishments.
During his term as the Vice President, we seldom heard from him in the news and media. Although he is not visible, Mike was very effective.
He contributed to employing most of the staff in the federal government. This includes high profile members like Dan Coats – Director of National Intelligence, Alex Azar – Secretary of Health and Human Services, Jerome Adams – Surgeon General, and also Mike himself.
Mike took up the project of leading and remaking the space program. The space policy under the President’s program was disbanded in 1993 but President Trump and Mike have rebuilt in 2017. The space program includes the Mars exploration and an $8 billion budget for Space Force.
As the Nation’s VP, Mike was able to raise a good amount of money for the state. During his first term as VP, he established his action committee and called it the Great American Committee. After two years, he was able to generate $4 million, to be used in the 2020 presidential election.
Mike Pence Total Net Worth
Mike is a good politician that is well known to be the former governor of Indiana and the Vice President of Donald Trump. He is respected and supported by his family, relatives, friends, colleagues, and peers.
It is clear that Mike made a success through his career and some other investments, but his main source of profit came from his profession as a politician.
Mike has a total estimated net worth of $1 million.