Mike Pence ‘always has time for the people’ — even lawmakers’ grandkids

Mike Pence
Mike Pence

Vice President-elect Mike Pence certainly had a full plate during his time as Indiana governor, but he apparently managed to squeeze in time to schmooze with his constituents — even the youngest ones.

State Rep. Randy Frye said that in April, his 11-year-old grandson Silas picked Mr. Pence to write about for a homework assignment on a famous Hoosier of students’ choice.

One evening when Mr. Pence was at Mr. Frye’s home, the vice president-elect not only cooperated, but helped Silas complete the assignment, Mr. Frye said. Mr. Frye said he has a picture of them together with a worksheet.

“That’s the kind of guy he is,” Mr. Frye said. “He’s got time for everyone, and when my grandson heard that Mike Pence was elected vice president, he told his mother, ‘My best friend is now vice president of the United States.’ “

“So I was speaking with the vice president-elect a few days later on Veterans Day and I showed [him] that picture and I said, ‘You remember this?’ and he says, ‘Well, sure,’ ” Mr. Frye said.