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|Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina|
|High school||East High School (1970)|
|Bachelor's||University of Utah (1976)|
|J.D.||Brigham Young University (1979)|
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.
- 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)
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.
|Governor of Utah General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Peter Cooke and Vince Rampton||27.7%||253,514|
|Republican||Gary 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|
|Election Results via State of Utah (dead link).|
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.