is a Republican
member of the Utah State Senate
, representing District 12 since 2011.
By profession, Thatcher is as an independent electronics and low voltage wiring contractor. He also co-founded the Salt Lake County Young Republicans chapter and held various elected positions in the Salt Lake County Republican Party. His official biography describes him as self-educated.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Thatcher served on the following committees:
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Thatcher served on the following committees:
- See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2010
Thatcher defeated incumbent Brent H. Goodfellow (D) in the November 2 general election. Thatcher defeated James L. Leigh in the June 22 primary.
| Utah State Senate, District 12, General Election 2010
| Daniel W. Thatcher (R)
| Brent Goodfellow (D)
In 2010, the year Thatcher was first elected to the Senate, he collected $16,917 in donations.
His five largest contributors in 2010 were:
| Senate Republican Campaign Committee of Utah
| Greg Hughes Campaign Account
| Salt Lake County Republican Party
| Daniel Thatcher
| Daniel Liljenquist
Thatcher was born and raised in West Valley City, UT. He is not married.