Robert Ford // Democrat (A+)

Robert Ford // Democrat (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 am a photographer and member of several arts groups in Southern Utah and helped launch the successful program known as:

artstozion.com

I have found photography to be a major tool for doing the advocacy and promotion I've done around the world dealing with biodiversity conservation, cultural preservation, and social & economic development. It has been a mainstay as part of my previous career as an academic, geographer and development specialist. And photography has been my personal passion for 50+ years."

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