2010-2011 Season

Restoring American Exceptionalism: A Vision for Economic Growth and Prosperity

The Honorable Mike  Pence

The Honorable Mike Pence
U.S.Congressman - Indiana

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With the economy still struggling and unemployment hovering near ten percent, the American people recently voted for a change in direction in Washington, DC. Congressman Pence served as part of the leadership team that brought Republicans back to majority control in the House of Representatives and recognizes the economic challenges facing the American people. In his speech, Congressman Pence will set forth his vision for economic growth, prosperity, and job creation with a plan focused on a renewal of the free market, smaller government, tax relief and reform, spending restraint, increased trade and more.
  • Meeting Date: Monday, November 29, 2010
  • Time: 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: The Townsend Hotel


The Honorable L. Brooks  Patterson

The Honorable L. Brooks Patterson Oakland County Executive
Oakland County, MI


Speaker Biography

The Honorable Mike Pence   
Mike Pence is a lifelong Hoosier and national advocate for limited government, fiscal discipline, a strong national defense, and traditional moral values. Pence has opposed bailouts, government takeovers and runaway federal spending throughout his time in Congress.

Mike Pence was born in Columbus, Indiana, graduated from Hanover College in 1981 and earned his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law in 1986.

Pence was first elected to Congress in 2000 and was most recently elected to a fifth term in November of 2008. He also was elected unanimously by House Republicans to serve as House Republican Conference Chairman in November 2008. In his role as Conference Chairman, he helps to develop and disseminate the message of the Republican Conference and to promote its Members.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Pence was president of the conservative Indiana Policy Review Foundation and hosted “The Mike Pence Show,” a syndicated radio show throughout the state of Indiana. He also hosted a Sunday morning political television show in Indianapolis.

Congressman Pence describes himself as "a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order." Congressman Pence and his wife Karen have three children and reside in Columbus, Indiana. The Pence family lives in Arlington, Virginia while Congress is in session.