UCA Candidate Survey Response 2016: Charlene Albarran, US Congressional Representative 2nd District

Charlene Albarran 

Candidate for US Representative, 2nd Congressional District

charlene@charlenealbarran.com 

CharleneAlbarran.com 

385-355-9984

Salt Lake City

14 Counties

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 feel that education is the future of America. 

People of all ages should strive toward a 

well rounded education.

 

For the following questions, k-12 is a State issue. 

My office will not have a direct vote on these questions.

 

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? 

 

Unsure

 

 

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

 

Unsure

 

 

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 am not running for the State Legislature, so many of these questions do not apply to me on a State level.  I do however, believe and support the humanities.  Art and music is what make a beautiful world. We don't need our whole society only supporting the sports.

 

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):

 

 

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).

 

 

 

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).

 

Yes,  I put myself through college mostly on

piano scholarships, and majored in

Math and Statistics.  Art, music, and humanities

are many times the foundations for many directions.

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