Michael Richard Pence (born June 7, 1959) is a politician, broadcaster, and lawyer from the United States. He served as Vice President under President Trump from 2017 to 2021. During his tenure as the 50th governor of Indiana (2013-2017), he was a prominent Republican and a prominent figure in the state’s political scene. Prior to his current position, Pence served in Congress from 2001 until 2013.
Pence is the younger brother of U.S. Representative Greg Pence and a native of the Indiana town of Columbus. After finishing his undergraduate studies at Hanover College, he went on to receive his law degree from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University. He ran for Congress in 1988 and 1990 but was unsuccessful both times. From 1994 to 1999, he hosted a conservative radio and television discussion program.
In 2001, he served as the representative for Indiana’s 2nd congressional district; in 2003, he moved to Indiana’s 6th congressional district. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2000.
From 2005 to 2007, he presided over the Republican Study Committee, and from 2009 to 2011, he held the third-highest position in the House Republican leadership as chairman of the House Republican Conference. Pence said he was “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order,” identifying himself as a “principled conservative” and a backer of the Tea Party movement.
Age of Mike Pence
Age-wise, Mike Pence clocks in at 63. The seventh of June, 1959, was the day of his birth.
Mike Pence Profession
Pence joined the Republican Party as a precinct committeeman in Marion County after starting his career in private practice. He ran for Congress twice (1988 and 1990) hoping to make a bigger splash, but was soundly defeated each time by the Democrat Phil Sharp.
The experience taught Pence a valuable lesson, and in 1991, after becoming dissatisfied with his own brand of attack ads, he published an essay titled “Confessions of a Negative Campaigner” in which he vowed to instead promote a message of hope. Concurrently, so did his standing in the eyes of the public. Pence led the Indiana Policy Review Foundation as president from 1991 until 1993. After that, he started his own radio commentary program called “The Mike Pence Show.”
Pence, who once referred to himself as “Rush Limbaugh on decaf,” was unwavering in his support of a conservative agenda, but he earned high marks for keeping a level head and being receptive to opposing viewpoints. His radio program debuted in 1994 and went on to become a syndicated success; the following year, he moved on to morning talk shows on television. Both shows were canceled by him in 1999.
How Much Does Mike Pence Get Paid per Year?
Mike Pence’s annual salary is expected to be $100,000.
Vice President (2017–2021)
Pence and Biden had a meeting at the White House on November 10th, 2016. On January 20, 2017, Pence was sworn in as vice president by Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court. Pence won the election for vice president on November 8, 2016, joining Trump on Trump’s ticket.
A short time after the election, he became Trump‘s transition team chairman. Pence’s roles as a mediator between Trump and congressional Republicans, assuring conservatives about Trump’s conservative credentials, and influencing the selection of Donald Trump’s cabinet were cited as reasons for his reportedly high level of influence during the transition phase of the Trump administration.
Indiana has produced five previous vice presidents: Schuyler Colfax (1869-1873), Thomas A. Hendricks (1885), Charles W. Fairbanks (1905-1909), Thomas R. Marshall (1913-1921), and Dan Quayle (1997-present) (1989–1993).
How Tall IsMike Pence?
Vice President Mike Pence is 5 feet, 10 inches tall (1.78 m).
Mike Pence’s Net Worth
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, Mike Pence is worth $1 million. As of August 2016, his financial report shows a small net worth, comprised primarily of a pension worth around $500,000.
The politician used to be paid like a governor before he became Vice President. Mr. and Mrs. Pence had an adjusted gross income of $113,026 in 2015 ($173,860 before deductions), according to a financial disclosure document issued in 2016. In large part because of the pay he received as governor of India. In addition, the couple received about $9,000 from a pension or annuity. Between 2009 and 2016, they had annual incomes in excess of $100,000 every single year.