Evan Vickers

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Evan Vickers
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Majority Leader of the Utah Senate
Assumed office
January 26, 2019
Preceded byRalph Okerlund
Member of the Utah Senate
from the 28th district
Assumed office
January 1, 2013
Preceded byCasey O. Anderson
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 72nd district
In office
January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2012
Preceded byDeMar Bowman
Succeeded byJohn Westwood
Personal details
Born (1954-05-15) May 15, 1954 (age 64)
Panguitch, Utah, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Utah (BS)
WebsiteOfficial website

Evan J. Vickers[1](born May 15, 1954 in Panguitch, Utah) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah State Senate representing District 28 since January 1, 2013.[2] Vickers consecutively served in the Utah State Legislature from January 1, 2009 until December 31, 2012 in the Utah House of Representatives District 72 seat.

Personal life, education, and career[edit]

Vickers earned his BS in pharmacy from the University of Utah.[3] He is a pharmacist by profession and has won the Pharmacist of the Year award from the Utah Pharmacist Association.[4] Vickers has also been associated with the Utah Pharmacists Association (on the Board of Directors), American Associated Pharmacies (on the Board of Directors), Iron Mission Foundation Board, and Valley View Medical Center Board of Directors.[3]

Vickers has been married to his wife, Chris for 36 years and they have 5 children together.[4]

Political career[edit]

Vickers started his political career by serving on the Cedar City Council from 1987-99.[3] He then served in the House of Representatives from 2009-2012.[3] He was elected to his Senate seat in 2012.[3] Throughout his time in the Legislature, Vickers has been awarded the Legislator of the Year for the Utah Pharmacist Association, the NFIB Utah Small Business Champion of the Year, and the Man of the Year.[4]

In 2016, Vickers served on the following committees:[5]

  • Business, Economic Development, and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Senate Health and Human Services Committee (Chair)
  • Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee


Vickers ran for reelection in 2014 unopposed in the general election and won. He had one challenger in the primary that he beat.[6]


Vickers challenged appointed Republican Senator Casey O. Anderson in the special election June 26, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 6,549 votes (66%) and won the November 6, 2012 general election with 28,073 votes (82.6%) against Democratic nominee Geoffrey Chestnut.[7]

2012 Utah State Senate election District 24
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Evan Vickers 28,073 82.6%
Democratic Geoffrey Chesnut 5,894 17.4%


Vickers was unopposed for the June 22, 2010 Republican Primary and won the November 2, 2010 general election with 7,356 votes (83.5%) against Libertarian candidate Barry Short.[8]

In 2008 Vickers challenged House District 72 incumbent Republican Representative DeMar Bowman and was selected by the Republican convention for the three-way November 4, 2008 general election, winning with 10,238 votes (74.8%) against Democratic nominee Lawrence Daniel (who had run for the seat in 2006).

2008 Utah State Senate election District 28
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Evan Vickers 10,238
Democratic Lawrence Daniel 2,140



2016 sponsored bills[edit]

Bill Number Bill Title Bill Status
S.B. 21 Repeal of Health and Human Services Reports and Programs Governor Signed 3/22/2016
S.B. 50 Health Code Repealer Governor Signed 3/22/2016
S.B. 61 Smoking in Public Places Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 89 Medical Cannabidiol Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 122 Wildland Fire Policy Updates Governor Signed 3/22/2016
S.B. 136 Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Amendments Governor Signed 3/23/2016
S.B. 212 Wildland Fire Suppression Fund Governor Signed 3/22/2016
S.B. 255 Building Inspector Licensing Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.C.R. Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 20th Anniversary of the Utah Educational Savings Plan Governor Signed 3/4/2016



  1. ^ "Evan Vickers' Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Vickers, Evan J." Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Vickers, Evan". Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Senator Evan Vickers". Facebook. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "District 28 Senator - Utah State Senate". senate.utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  6. ^ a b "Evan Vickers - Ballotpedia". ballotpedia.org. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  7. ^ "2012 General Canvass Report". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "2010 General Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "2016 -- Legislation(Senate)". le.utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-01.

External links[edit]

Utah State Senate
Preceded by
Ralph Okerlund
Majority Leader of the Utah Senate