Kerry Wayne // Democratic // Utah House of Representatives District 29 (A+)

Kerry Wayne // Democratic // Utah House of Representatives District 29 (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: 

I participated in band when I attended school.  I would have liked to have more art classes when I was in school, but they were always the first to fill up.  The arts impact so much of our lives and K-12 students should not be cheated out of the experience.  Utah finds money for other things that are a lot less important.  I work in Park City and the Sundance Film Festival puts Utah on the frontline of the arts, not to mention the revenue it generates.  I live in Ogden and they are pushing for an "Arts District" to bring people back into the City and also generate revenue.  The Arts is good business and should have the same incentives other businesses receive.

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