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Indiana Governor Mike Pence

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Governor Mike Pence:

Birthday: June 7, 1959

Birthplace: Columbus, Indiana

Parents' Names: Edward and Nancy Pence-Fritsch

Hometown: Columbus

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.
Ingredients:
• smooth peanut butter
• 1 red apple, cored and sliced into eighths
• squeeze of lemon juice
• miniature marshmallows
Directions
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.