Brian Gorum // Republican // Utah State Senate District 26 (B+)

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: Unsure

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

Answer: No

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: I was a board member for 10 years on the Uintah Arts Council.  I helped with photography shows, concerts, the Outlaw Trails Theatre ( outdoor plays in Vernal ) and even acted in South Pacific (they were desperate! ).


Explanations or Comments:

As a hopeful representative of Rural UT, I think that is imperative to bring "culture" for the areas off of the I-15 corridor.  What I loved about working with the Uintah Arts Council was that we were able to partner with other organizations in the community to further the arts.