Adam Gardiner // Republican // Salt Lake County Recorder (A+)

Adam Gardiner // Republican // Salt Lake County Recorder (A+)

1. Should government invest in funding the arts and humanities at fiscally responsible levels?

Answer: Yes

2. Do you support investing money into K-12 arts and humanities education at fiscally responsible levels?

Answer: Yes

3. Do you believe that arts and humanities education should be required in the k-12 curriculum?

Answer: Yes

4. Do you consider the arts and culture sector to be an economic driver in Utah?

Answer: Yes

5. Do you support Utah's Percent-for-Art Act, which designates 1% of public building costs for public art?

Answer: Yes

6. Do you support preserving the Utah Historic Preservation Tax Credit?

Answer: Yes

7. Do you support policy that positively impacts tourism, such as the creation of historic and cultural districts?

Answer: Yes

8. Have you had a personal experience with arts, culture, or humanities that has had an impact on your life? Please explain. (responses to this question were not graded)

Answer: Absolutely. I love history. My favorite memories of college was interning in Washington DC. So much history and art so close to me. I gave dozens of tours of the US Capitol and it was the capstone of my time there.

 

Additional Comments: I want people to know they can use their influence to make a difference in the arts and humanities without just voting for tax credits. I became so passionate about the symbolism that art provides that I wrote a bill and later lobbied hard for a bill to create a statue of Martha Hughes Cannon and place her in the United States Capitol’s Statuary Hall. One of my lasting legislative accomplishments was from a county elected office and that makes me even more proud of it.

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