Kevin T. VanTassell

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Kevin T. VanTassell
Senator Kevin Van Tassell
Member of the Utah Senate
from the 26th district
In office
January 15, 2007 – present
Personal details
Born (1952-03-03) March 3, 1952 (age 62)
Political party Republican Party
Spouse(s) Janice
Residence Vernal, UT
Occupation Banker
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Website Legislative Website

Kevin T. Van Tassell (born March 3, 1952)[1] is an American politician and former manager of Zion's Bank in Vernal, Utah. A Republican, he is a member of the Utah State Senate, representing the state's 26th senate district in Daggett, Duchesne, Summit, Uintah and Wasatch Counties.

Early Life, Education, and Career[edit]

Van Tassell attended Brigham Young University and graduated from American Banker's Commercial Lending School.[2] He is a banker by profession.[2] Van Tassell is the past president of the Duchesne County Hospital Board and has been a member of the Intermountain Farmer Board of Directors, Vernal Chamber of Commerce Dinamites, and Vernal Rotary Club.[2]

Van Tassell is married to his wife, Janice, who helps out in the Senate every year.[3]

Political career[edit]

Van Tassell was elected to the Senate in 2005 and began his service in 2006.[2] During his legislative service, Van Tassell was the recipient of the Utah Adult Protective Services Outstanding Achievement Award and the "It begins with Me Award" from Zion's Bank.[2]

In 2014, Van Tassell served on the following committees:

  • Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee
  • Senate Rules Committee
  • Senate Transportation and Public Utilities and Technology Committee (Chair)


2014 Sponsored Legislation[edit]

Bill Number Bill Title Bill Status
S.B. 30 Uniform Driver License Act Amendments Senate/ filed 3/13/2014
S.B. 32 State Highway System Amendments Governor Signed 3/25/2014
S.B. 52 Utility Relocation on Highway Projects Governor Signed 3/29/2014
S.B. 217 Public Utilities Amendments Governor Signed 3/25/2014
S.B. 247 Utah Navajo Royalties Amendments Senate/filed 3/13/2014
S.B. 266 Digital Media Technology or Equipment Act Senate/field 3/13/2014
S.J.R. 4 Joint Resolution on Water Rights on Grazing Lands Enrolled 3/16/2014


Van Tassell also floor sponsored the following bills:



  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Van Tassell, Kevin". Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kevin T. Van Tassell's Political Summary". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Van Tassell, K. Sponsored Legislation". Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 16, 2014.