Wesley Christiansen, candidate for State School Board District 15 - UCA Candidate Survey

Wesley Christiansen

Candidate for State School Board District 15

weskath@msn.com

Christiansen4scb.com

 435-668-4192

Hurricane

Washington County

Republican 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UCA Candidate Survey

 

Should government be involved in funding the arts and humanities?

 

 Yes

 

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

 

 

 

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? 

 

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):

 

The arts is what gives personality to our communities. The arts are uplifting, enjoyable, spiritual, and peaceful.

 

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):

 

 

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'm for historical preservation.

 

 

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, Several.  Listening to a string quartet in Historic Williamsburg. Music and the Spoken Word every Sunday. 

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