Daniel Thatcher

Daniel Thatcher
Member of the Utah Senate
from the 12th[1] district
Assumed office
January 1, 2011
Preceded by Brent H. Goodfellow
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence West Valley City, Utah

Daniel W. Thatcher[2] is an American politician and a Republican member of the Utah State Senate representing District 12 since January 1, 2011.

Personal Life, Education, and Career

Thatcher was born and raised in West Valley City.[3] Thatcher's official biography describes him as self-educated.[4] His profession is in electronics and low voltage wiring.[3]

Political career

Senator Thatcher began his political pursuits when he Co-founded the Salt Lake County Young Republicans. He was the chapter's first chair.[4] He is also a co-founder of West Side Matters and has held various elected positions in the Salt Lake County Republican Party.[4]

During the 2016 Session, Thatcher served on the following committees:[6]



2014 Utah State Senate election District 12
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel Thatcher 8,548 58.8%
Democratic Clare Collard 5,998 41.2%



2016 sponsored bills

Bill Number and Title Bill Status
S.B. 94 Law Enforcement Use of Body Cameras Senate/Filed for bills not passed 3/10/2016
S.B. 124 Gang Enhancement Provision Amendments Governor Signed 3/21/2016
S.B. 157 Pawnshop Amendments Senate/To Governor 3/17/2016
S.B. 187 Reclassification of Misdemeanors Governor Signed 3/25/2016

Notable legislation

In 2015, the School Safety and Crisis Line legislation (SB 175), sponsored by Thatcher and Rep. Steve Eliason, passed the Utah State Legislature designating UNI as the crisis provider and an active commission, chaired out of the attorney general’s office, for implementation. Thatcher chose to sponsor the legislation after recognizing the statewide epidemic that had personally impacted him numerous times throughout his life. [8]


  1. "Thatcher, Daniel W.". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  2. "Daniel Thatcher's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  3. 1 2 "Daniel Thatcher Facebook". Salt Lake City, Utah. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  4. 1 2 3 "Thatcher, Daniel W.". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 9, 2014.
  5. "2010 General Election Results". Salt Lake City, Utah: Lieutenant Governor of Utah. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  6. "District 12 Senator - Utah State Senate". senate.utah.gov. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  7. "Daniel W. Thatcher - Ballotpedia". ballotpedia.org. Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  8. "SafeUT Crisis, Safety Tipline unveiled for Utah students".

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