Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., points out a friend in the audience to his wife Karen as he kicks off his campaign for the Republican nomination for Governor of Indiana during an gathering of supporters in Columbus, Ind., Saturday, June 11, 2011. Karen Pence wi
Updated: January 21, 2013 8:48PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence won’t have to go far to see his wife, Karen, while working in his Statehouse office. She’s getting a Statehouse office of her own just down the hall from his.
WISH-TV reports that three rooms that served as Pence’s transition office before his inauguration a week ago will become the offices for Karen Pence and her staff. Previously, the first lady’s office has been housed at the Governor’s Residence nearly five miles from the Statehouse.
Administration spokeswoman Kara Brooks says Karen Pence will be “an active, traditional first lady.” She won’t have any policy advising role.