Rob Latham // Libertarian // Congressional District 2

  • How have the arts, culture, and/or humanities impacted your life?
    • I love many of the ways in which various artists, cultural cantillators, and curators of the humanities have inspired, informed, amused, and challenged our society and its individual members.
  • Utah's humanities and arts employ 123,000 Utahns, provide $4.4 billion in earnings, and $13.2 billion in sales. This is a larger economic impact than agriculture, mining, and real estate. Do you consider the arts and cultural sector an economic driver in Utah?
    • Yes
  • If I win, I will join the following cultural caucuses:
    • Congressional Humanities
    • Congressional Arts
    • Congressional STEAM
  • Forgivable loans available from the Small Business Administration have been vitally important to helping the cultural industry recover from COVID-19:
    • I do not support increasing federal funding in SBA COVID loans
  • Fiscally responsible government investment in the arts and humanities (including humanities and arts education) means to me:
    • To the extent that federal spending crowds out philanthropic giving for the arts and humanities, such spending is neither fiscally responsible or ethically defensible. Nick Gillespie, editor at large at Reason, critiques the rent-seeking behavior of arts and humanities special interests in his February 13, 2018 article Cutting Federal Funding for the Arts Wouldn't Kill Them; Might Make Them Better.
  • Anything else we should know about you?
    • Voters are invited to learn more about, contact, and join my campaign at www.freeutahns.org. Learn more about the Utah Libertarian Party at www.libertarianutah.org, and the Libertarian National Committee at www.LP.org.