Vince Rampton

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Vince Rampton
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Candidate for
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
High schoolEast High School (1970)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Utah (1976)
J.D.Brigham Young University (1979)
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Vince Rampton was a 2012 Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Utah in the 2012 elections, running on a ticket with Peter Cooke.[1]


Rampton was born in Salt Lake City in 1952 to Calvin and Lucybeth Rampton. His father, Calvin, was elected Governor of Utah in 1964 and re-elected to two subsequent terms. Vince graduated from East High School in 1970. He graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Utah and a J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.

After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Gordon R. Hall on the Utah Supreme Court before entering private practice with the law firm Watkiss & Campbell. He later moved to Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough, where he is currently a shareholder. His areas of specialization are real estate and general commercial trial practice.[2]


  • East High School (1970)
  • B.A., Political science, University of Utah (1976)
  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University (1979)



See also: Utah gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2012

Rampton was the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Utah. He is running on a ticket with Peter Cooke. The two faced Republican incumbents Gary Herbert and Greg Bell in the general election, along with Libertarian candidate Ken Larsen and his running mate Rob Latham along with Constitution Party candidates Kirk Pearson (Utah) & Tim Alders.[1][3]

Governor of Utah General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Peter Cooke and Vince Rampton 27.7% 253,514
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Herbert and Greg Bell Incumbent 68.4% 624,678
     Libertarian Ken Larsen and Rob Latham 2.2% 19,956
     Constitution Kirk Pearson and Tim Alders 1.7% 15,548
Total Votes 913,696
Election Results via State of Utah.


Rampton credits his marriage to his wife Janice, whom he describes as a "lifelong Republican," with teaching him "to value deeply the interplay of well-considered differing ideas." Together, they have seven children and a growing number of grandchildren.[2]

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