Patrice Arent, candidate for Utah House District 36 - UCA Candidate Survey

 Patrice Arent

Candidate for Utah House of Representatives –District 36

patrice@patricearent.com

www.patricearent.com

801-272-1956

Millcreek

Salt Lake 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):

 

The arts and humanities are critical to our society - particularly to the education of our children.  They also add to the economy of our state.

 

 

 

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?

 

 

Unsure

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

 

I would be happy to consider supporting this bill, but never endorse legislation until I have read the text and reviewed the fiscal note.

 

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

 

Unsure

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

 

I would be happy to consider supporting a minor tax increase, but would need more information such as the amount, how it will be allocated, etc. I do support cultural districts and believe they add a lot to our communities.

 

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 support the concept of historic preservation, but had some concerns about the language in HB 223. As with most legislation, the devil is often in the details.

 

 

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).

 

The arts, culture and humanities have been an important part of my entire life. It would be impossible to describe all of my personal experiences which include everything from helping my children prepare for recitals to visiting museums and attending musical & theatrical productions.

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