Kevin T. VanTassell

Kevin T. VanTassell
Member of the Utah Senate
from the 26th district
In office
January 15, 2007  present
Personal details
Born (1952-03-03) March 3, 1952
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

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

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]



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

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 3 4 5 "Van Tassell, Kevin". Utah State Senate. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  2. "Kevin T. Van Tassell's Political Summary". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  3. "District 26 Senator - Utah State Senate". Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  4. "Kevin Van Tassell - Ballotpedia". Retrieved 2016-04-01.
  5. "2016 -- Legislation(Senate)". Retrieved 2016-04-01.

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