Note: This message is displayed if (1) your browser is not standards-compliant or (2) you have you disabled CSS. Read our Policies for more information.
Governor Mike Pence is a lifelong Hoosier with legal, small business and policy experience. He was elected the 50th Governor of the State of Indiana in 2012 and inaugurated January 14, 2013.
Governor Pence is dedicated to continuing Indiana on a pathway to success through fiscal responsibility, economic development and educational opportunity for every Hoosier child. As Governor, Pence manages a State employee workforce of approximately 28,000 and a State budget of $27 billion. He oversees the duties of the executive branch as the state’s chief executive officer, recommends and reviews legislation with members of the Indiana General Assembly, and also serves as the commander-in-chief of the state’s armed forces.
Prior to being elected Governor, Pence represented Indiana in Congress.
First elected in 2000 and earning a sixth term in 2010, he brought his Hoosier sensibility to the table and quickly established a record of serving his constituents and championing fiscal responsibility, smaller government and economic growth- skills and values he has brought with him to state government service.
In Congress, Pence served on the House Judiciary, Foreign Affairs and Agriculture and Small Business Committees.
Pence’s leadership and legislative accomplishments resulted in him being elected unanimously by his colleagues to serve as House Republican Conference Chairman and Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee.
A strong supporter of the military, Pence has made a priority of reducing veteran unemployment and, while in congress, he visited Hoosier soldiers in Iraq and/or Afghanistan every year since hostilities began.
Pence was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, graduated from Columbus North High School, went on to graduate from Hanover College in 1981 and earned his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1986.
Governor Pence and First Lady Karen Pence have been married for 27 years and currently live in the governor’s residence. They have three children, Michael, Charlotte and Audrey.