Mike Pence – Vice President of the United States
There are currently two formal roles of the vice president of the United States:
- The vice president is the officer that presides over the nation’s senate, and is responsible for casting the tie breaking vote if needed.
- The vice president also acts as an assistant to the president, and assumes his role in the event the president is no longer able to lead.
Michael Richard Pence:
Mike Pence went to Hanover College and obtained a law degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He ran for congress twice, once in 1988, and again in 1990, but lost in both campaigns. Afterwards, from 1994 to 1999, he was a host for conservative talk radio and television. In 2000 he was elected to congress, and served for the state of Indiana from 2001 to 2013. In January of 2013, Mike Pence became the governor of the state of Indiana, where he served until the presidential election in 2016.