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Governor Mike Pence:
Birthday: June 7, 1959
Birthplace: Columbus, Indiana
Parents' Names: Edward and Nancy Pence-Fritsch
Siblings: Gregory, Edward, Thomas, Annie, Mary
Elementary School: St. Bartholomew School
High School: Columbus North High School
College: Hanover College
Law School: Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Fisher
Favorite Ice Cream: Moose Tracks
Favorite Childhood Past-time: Playing in Haw Creek
Favorite Subject in School: History
Favorite Colors: Blue and gold
Favorite Book: Holy Bible
Favorite Movie: Wizard of Oz
Favorite Childhood Superhero: Superman
Elected offices held: Served Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District as a U.S. Congressman
Pets: We have a beagle named Maverick and two cats named Pickle and Oreo.
Favorite Recipe: Apple Smiles
Yield: 4 Apple Smiles
This snack is easy to prepare, and the First Lady and I loved to make them for our kids when they were younger.
• smooth peanut butter
• 1 red apple, cored and sliced into eighths
• squeeze of lemon juice
• miniature marshmallows
1. Spread peanut butter on one side of each apple slice (squeeze a little lemon juice over the apple if not serving immediately).
2. Place four miniature marshmallows on one apple slice and then lay another apple slice, peanut butter
Why did you run for Governor?
I ran for Governor of Indiana because I love this state, and I believe that together we can build a bright future for you, our young people. Our goal is to make Indiana the best state in the nation to go to school, get a job and raise a family. By reaching this goal, we hope that when you grow older, you will want to continue to call Indiana home.
What is your favorite part about being Governor?
I believe strongly in public service and am honored to serve the great people of Indiana as their Governor. I enjoy traveling to all corners of our state to learn more about the many ways Indiana is special and to hear ideas from fellow Hoosiers about how we can continue to bring opportunities to every resident of our state.