Brad Daw Candidate for Utah House, District 60

 Brad Daw

Candidate for State Representative, District 60

brad@braddaw.com

 www.braddaw.com

801-850-3608

Orem

Utah County

 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):

 

Government has a very limited role in funding arts and humanities primarily through funding institutions of education.

 

 

 

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? 

 

No 

 

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):

 

I have not looked at the overall economic impact of such an exemption, but I would be very cautious about creating that kind of exemption.

 

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):

 

This type of subsidy is far to often misused.

 

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).

 

I'm in favor of historic preservation as long as it does not place undue burdens on property owners and tax payers.

 

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).

 

I've been to many productions. My family has season tickets to the Hale center. Art is a big part of our lives.

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