Jim Bradley // Democrat // Salt Lake County Council (A+)

Jim Bradley // Democrat // Salt Lake County Council (A+)

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:A multitude of experiences. Mother, a cultural history teacher, had me going at an early age to the Utah Symphony where I saw violinists Isaac Stern and his son, David, bring the house down when they played at the Salt LakeTabernacle. From there, it just got better. Ushered at the Nutcracker at Kingsbury Hall for a season when Jacques d'Amboise danced the lead. Saw it so many times I could have danced the part. Played the piano and clarinet, both badly, and listened to classical music Mom constantly played. I also enjoyed the cowboy music Dad, an Idaho farm boy, preferred. Many more, but these examples illustrate the importance of early education and appreciation for the arts. Most books I read have had an impact of some sort but Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, is truly the great American novel.

 

Additional Comments: Served in Salt Lake County government as a Council Member and as Chairman of the former Salt Lake County Commission. I implemented the "1% for the Arts" policy beginning with the construction of the Salt Palace; initiated the first Zoo, Arts, and Parks legislation; and, implemented the Tourism, Recreation, Convention and Culture tax providing capital funding for County arts facilities. Awarded the American for the Arts 2010 National Award for County Arts Leadership.

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.