JENNY WILSON // DEMOCRAT // UNITED STATES SENATE (A+)

Jenny Wilson // Democratic Party // U.S. Senate (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)

I have spent a significant portion of my career furthering the arts in Utah, a sector that not only drives our economy in a meaningful way, but which is a source of compassion and empathy in our communities. As a member of the Sundance organization at its start, I have been involved with the Sundance Film Festival for many years and seen the tremendous impact it has had, statewide, both culturally and economically. I even embarked on the production and direction of my own film several years ago, a documentary called THE GRAND RESCUE which told the story of a rescue-mission at Grand Teton of which my dad was an integral part. My two boys are both engaged in the arts, my son Max, a lover of music, and my son Zach, who explores the artistic world through a technological lens - creating his own interactive, immersive video games. I know that access to learning about the arts in school has been a source spark for them, and I think it's critical we offer these outlets, and catalysts to young people at an even increased level.

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