He sits on his desk with law books on his left and a family portrait and Bible on his right. With a casual smile and unbuttoned suit jacket, Vice President Mike Pence’s official portrait as governor of Indiana aims to show a man serving the state, not the federal government.
It also reflects his Christian faith and family focus.
“The portrait is really just about paying tribute to all those who are not the subject of the portrait,” Pence said Friday at the painting’s unveiling at the Statehouse.
Pence, the state’s governor from 2013-17, was accompanied at the unveiling by Second Lady Karen Pence, his daughter Audrey Pence, his mother Nancy Pence and Gov. Eric Holcomb and his wife, Janet. State and local officials also attended. The event was open to the public, drawing about 300 people to the south atrium.
After his mother, wife and daughter removed draping to unveil the portrait, Pence’s voice cracked with emotion as he gave his remarks.