Joseph Speciale // Libertarian // Utah House of Representatives District 19 (A-)

Joseph Speciale // Libertarian // Utah House of Representatives District 19 (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: Unsure

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: Unsure

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 love the arts for expressing what is often seemingly inexpressible. I have always been enamored by culture and humanities. I was a history major at the U, and loved learning about a wide variety of peoples. Cultural exploration has allowed me to experience a thousand lifetimes; I've stowed away in the hold of a doomed merchant vessel, heard the injustice of the whip and the gavel, been chased across the plains, danced along the Champs-Elysee, seen beauty where I thought none, and marched to the drums of war.

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