UCA Candidate Survey Response 2016: Jason Christensen, Utah State Senate District 16

Jason Christensen

Candidate for Utah Senate 16

jason@jasonthepatriot.com

jasonthepatriot.com

8014001488

Provo

Utah County

Independent American Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCA Candidate Survey

 

Should government be involved in funding the arts and humanities?

 

No

 

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

 

No where in the State or Federal Constitutions does it grant the taking of money from one through taxation to another. That is socialism.

 

 

 

If your elected office could impact the amount of money spent on public K-12 arts & humanities education, what would you choose to do?

 

Decrease 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?

 

Decrease Spending

 

Do you believe that during-the-day arts and humanities education should be a part of K-12 curriculum?

 

No

 

If your elected office could impact the amount of money spent on cultural programs, what would you choose to do?

 

Decrease Spending

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? 

 

Unsure

 

 

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):

 

Property tax in general needs to be repealed. So I support any cuts to taxes, especially an immoral tax such as property tax

 

 

 

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):

 

Need to explore what the current tax rate is and it's impact and what other taxes and debts we can cut in it's place.

 

 

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).

 

Any legislation that violates one's private property  rights needs to be abolished.

 

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 do like the arts, but like all industries needs to have zero governmental interference

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