Jeanne Bowen, candidate for Utah County Commissioner - UCA Candidate Survey

 Jeanne Bowen

Candidate for Utah County Commissioner

bowenjeanne@yahoo.com

 https://www.facebook.com/vote4bowen/

801-210-0421

Provo

Utah County

Democratic 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCA Candidate Survey

 

Should government be involved in funding the arts and humanities?

 

 Yes

 

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

 

I believe arts and humanities are just as important as all the others such as sciences.  We need to help foster and grow all 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?

 

Increase Spending

 

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?

 

Increase Spending

 

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?

 

Increase Spending

 

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? 

 

Yes

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

 

Yes

 

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

 

Yes

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

 

If allowing a non-profit to be exempt would help, I am in favor.

 

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

 

Yes

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

 

It is a simple way to increase funding.

 

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).

 

Unfortunately I don't know enough about this.  But I do like to see the historic houses and areas.  I am sad that often people want to tear down and rebuild when all that is needed is a little help.

 

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 grew up in a very cultural family.  My mom is an artist and I was expected to learn study music.  I believe the arts, culture, and humanities can really change your life.

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