Allen Christensen, candidate for Utah State Senate - UCA Candidate Survey

Allen Christensen

Candidate for State Senate

achristensen@le.utah.gov

allenchristensen.com

801-710-0315

North Ogden

Weber, Morgan and Summit Counties

Republican 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCA Candidate Survey

 

Should government be involved in funding the arts and humanities?

 

 Yes

 

Please explain your answer (one or two sentences is sufficient):

 

Arts add to a person’s education which we provide

 

If your elected office could impact the amount of money spent on public K-12 arts & humanities education, what would you choose to do?

 

Keep Spending the Same 

 

If your elected office could impact the amount of money spent on after school K-12 arts & humanities education program, what would you choose to do?

 

Keep Spending the Same 

 

Do you believe that during-the-day arts and humanities education should be a part of K-12 curriculum?

 

Yes

 

If your elected office could impact the amount of money spent on cultural programs, what would you choose to do?

 

Keep Spending the Same 

 

Do you consider the arts and cultural sector an economic driver in Utah?

 

Yes

 

Do you support Utah's Percent-for-Art Act, which designates 1% of public building costs for public art? 

 

Unsure

 

 

Do you support the designation of Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty as the State Work of Art? 

 

No

 

 

If your office could impact legislation, would you support a bill that exempts cultural non-profits from property tax?

 

Unsure

 

Please explain your answer to (one or two sentences is sufficient):

 

Cultural Non-profits'  is a title under which some groups can hide and avoid taxes they should be 

paying.   For true and legitimate non-profits I could support exemptions.

 

Would you support a minor increase to bed or tourism taxes to fund more cultural districts in your community?

 

No

 

Please explain your answer (one or two sentences is sufficient):

 

No more tax increases.

 

Last year the state legislature passed a bill (HB223 Local Historic District Amendments) restricting the creation of historical districts. What are your thoughts about historic preservation? (One or two sentences is sufficient).

 

Preservation is great until it bites you personally and you cannot remodel your own home due to 

new laws.   

Historic districts are fine but too easy to abuse.

 

 

Have you had a personal experience with arts, culture, or humanities that has had an impact on your life? Please explain (one or two sentences is sufficient).

 

My wife and I have had season tickets to the

Utah Symphony performances for over 30 years.

We look forward to each new season.

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