UCA Candidate Survey Response 2016: Craig Bowden

 Craig Bowden

Candidate for US House, 1st District

craig_bowden@craig4congress.org 

www.craig4congress.org 

8018826472

North Ogden

Weber County

Libertarian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCA Candidate Survey

 

Should government be involved in funding the arts and humanities?

 

 No

 

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

 

I do not believe they should fund private organizations. I believe that people should have more power over their money earned, and these places could be funded by donations from those, like myself, who appreciate the arts. I do, however, believe that students should be given an introduction to the arts while in school so they can gain an appreciation of it.

 

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?

 

Unsure

 

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? 

 

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):

 

Tax exemption is something that libertarians support.

 

 

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):

 

Decreases are fine, but I don't believe in increasing taxes.

 

 

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 would need to look more into it, but I think that it has an impact of increased tourism for people wanting to see the way things used to be.

 

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 am a published poet, so it has definitely had an impact in my life. I enjoy art very much, and love to visit galleries to see what creations people come up with.

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