Greg Pence: Veteran, Congressman from Indiana
Greg Pence is a Republican who has won a seat in the US House of Representatives in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District. This was the same seat his younger brother, Vice President Mike Pence won back in 2000. This is his first political office.
About Greg Pence
Greg was born in 1956, in Indiana and is the oldest of the six children. Greg and his wife live in Columbus, Indiana in the same house they raised their four children in. They also have six grandchildren.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Philosophy and a Master of Business Administration in 1983 from Loyola University Chicago. Greg went on to join the Marine Corps in 1979 after receiving his undergraduate degree and served for four years, rising to the rank of 1st Lieutenant, from his hometown of Columbus, Indiana.
Greg Pence is a business owner. He and his wife, Denise currently own and operate two antique malls in Southern Indiana. After he was honorably discharged from the military, he joined Kiel Brothers Oil Company in 1988 and served as its president from 1998 to 2004. Through the company he ran a chain of gas stations and convenience stores. He had also previously worked for Marathon Oil and Unocal. He was elected to the board of directors of Home Federal Bancorp as well as its subsidiary, Home Federal Savings Bank. He also served as chairman of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.
As far as politics go, he was the finance chairman in the US House of Representative Luke Messer’s 2018 campaign for the US Senate. In October of 2017, he launched his run for Messer’s retiring position.
Greg feels the same calling he once did to serve his country that he did when he joined the military. He wants to be a leader who serve its constituents rather than serve special interests. He wants to fight for Hoosier values, not DC values. He understands what it takes to build and grow a business and wants to bring that to Congress. He hopes to be able to strengthen the middle class, help create jobs, and support pro-growth policies for small businesses. He is very supportive of Donald Trump as well as his interest in economic policy, border security, and military issues. He wants to ensure Indiana’s 6th District continues its strong leadership in Congress.
Greg Pence won against Democrat Jeannie Lake and Libertarian Tom Ferkinhoff in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District.
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About the author
Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.