Former Vice President and Republican presidential candidate Mike Pence sat down with KCCI Chief Political Reporter Amanda Rooker and three other journalists to discuss his political journey and his aspirations for the presidency. Pence, born in Columbus, Indiana, on June 7, 1959, comes from a Roman Catholic family and has always been deeply rooted in his faith. Growing up, he witnessed firsthand the impact of strong leadership and developed a passion for public service from an early age.
Pence's political career took off when he served as a congressman for six terms, representing Indiana's 2nd and 6th districts. He then became the Governor of Indiana before being chosen as Donald Trump's running mate in the 2016 presidential election. Throughout his tenure as vice president, Pence was a loyal ally to Trump, advocating for conservative policies and supporting the administration's agenda.
In 2024, Pence declared himself a candidate in the Republican race for the White House, positioning himself as a potential 48th President of the United States. He aims to build on his experience and conservative values, promising to prioritize issues such as national security, gun laws, and international relations. Pence's candidacy brings a unique perspective as he navigates the legacy of the Trump administration while showcasing his own vision for the future of the country.