Vince Rampton is a native Utahn, born in Salt Lake City in 1952 to Calvin L. and Lucybeth C. Rampton. He attended public schools in the Salt Lake School District, graduating from East High School in 1970.
Though himself a newcomer to politics, Vince was raised amid Democratic political activity. His father, Cal Rampton, pursued numerous public offices during his childrens’ early years, finally succeeding in his campaign for Governor of Utah in 1964 – a position which he held for three complete terms. Vince recalls, during his teen years, the growth and development of Utah during the 1960s and 1970s, including the expansion of higher education, the growth of tourism, the reorganization of state government, and the burgeoning of Utah’s industry. He enjoys a proud (and often daunting) legacy.
Vince graduated cum laude from the University of Utah in 1976 with a BA in political science. After earning his Juris Doctorate degree in 1979 from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, Vince served a clerkship for the Hon. Gordon R. Hall of the Utah Supreme Court. He then entered private law practice with the law firm of Watkiss & Campbell in 1981, and moved to the firm of Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough in the spring of 1992, where he is currently a shareholder. An AV-rated litigator, Vince practices in the areas of real estate and general commercial trial practice.
Vince married Janice Welling, an accomplished musician and community participant, in 1977. They are the proud parents of seven children. To date, they boast three grandchildren, and are expecting several more by year’s end. Vince claims that his solid marriage to this lifelong Republican has taught him to value deeply the interplay of well-considered differing ideas.