UCA Candidate Survey Response 2016: Kathy Darby, Utah House District 9

 Kathie Darby

Candidate for Utah House District 9

Kjdarby@hotmail.com

www.kathiedarby.org

801-726-0736

West Haven

Weber 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 the government should help fund arts and humanities because these are the things in life that bring joy and purpose to most people. Developing skills in these two areas make students and adults more cohesive in society and are some of the positive things in life that people need.  They add so much to our society and we should start early and often to teach them.

 

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?

 

Yes

 

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? 

 

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):

 

 

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):

 

I believe children in all school programs including after school, need their imagination and creativity expanded and developed, even as young children.

 

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 think we should definitely have historical districts in the State of Utah to preserve its culture and continue the gentrification process.  We owe it to our children and future generations to preserve the history of our ancestors in many ways.

 

 

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).

 

My grandparents were all immigrants from Europe.  We have kept alive the heritage of the food, art, and culture of these countries. I have many in my home and around my family.  I feel this is important for my grandchildren to see who their ancestors were, the kind of honest hard working people they were.  Some of their professions were in art, floral, and music.  Some in social type work.  This is important to me.

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