Utah state Sen. Kevin Van Tassell won't seek re-election

Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Senator Kevin T. Van Tassell speaks about HB99 during Senate Floor Time at the Utah State Capitol Thursday March 9, 2017.

State Sen. Kevin Van Tassell says he won't seek a new term in the legislature next year.

The Vernal Republican said in a statement Friday that there are other things he wants to do with his life after finishing his current term.

Van Tassell has served in the Legislature since 2006.

He also serves as an area president for three branches of Zions Bank in northeastern Utah.