Kevin T. VanTassell

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Kevin T. VanTassell
Kevin T. VanTassell.jpg
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 65)
Political party Republican Party
Spouse(s) Janice
Residence Vernal, UT
Occupation Banker
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] Senator Van Tassell is the Chair for the Senate Rules Committee.

In 2016, Van Tassell served on the following committees:[4]

  • Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Senate Rules Committee (Chair)
  • Senate Transportation and Public Utilities and Technology Committee
  • Senate Health and Human Services Committee



2014 Utah State Senate election District 26
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Van Tassell 15,249 69.7%
Democratic Wayne Stevens 6,622 30.3%



2016 sponsored bills[edit]

Bill Number Bill Title Bill Status
S.B. 14 American Indian and Alaskan Native Amendments Governor Signed 3/18/2016
S.B. 17 Revenue and Taxation Amendments Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 118 Uintah Basin Air Quality Research Project Governor Signed 3/21/2016
S.B. 132 Commercial Driver License Amendments Governor Signed 3/22/2016
S.B. 159 Severance Tax Exemption Extension Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 162 Crime Victims Council Amendments Governor Signed 3/17/2016
S.B. 173 State Fair Park Revisions Governor Signed 3/25/2016
S.B. 177 Nighttime Highway Construction Noise Amendments Governor Signed 3/22/2016
S.B. 200 Compensatory Mitigation Program for Sage Grouse Governor Signed 3/28/2016
S.B. 236 Utah Communications Authority Governance Amendments Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.C.R. 3 Concurrent Resolution Supporting American Indian and Alaskan Native Education State Plan Governor Signed 3/1/2016
S.J.R. 15 Joint Rules Resolution—Conference Committees Senate/To Lieutenant Governor 3/17/2016
S.R 2 Senate Rules Resolution—Rules Committee Notice Senate/To Lieutenant Governor 3/1/2016



  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c d e "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. ^ "District 26 Senator - Utah State Senate". Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Kevin Van Tassell - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2016-04-01. 
  6. ^ "2016 -- Legislation(Senate)". Retrieved 2016-04-01.