Arts Vote 2016

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Why This Matters: Knowing where local and state candidates for elected office stand on arts and culture allows you to make a more informed decision on Election Day.

Studio 345 students speak with Senator Jeff Tarte about the power of the arts at the 2015 Arts Advocacy Day in Raleigh.
Studio 345 students speak with Senator Jeff Tarte about the power of the arts at the 2015 Arts Advocacy Day in Raleigh.

By ASC Staff

The General Election on November 8 is quickly approaching. Get ready for Election Day and meet several candidates running for local office. Review their positions on arts and culture in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, and make informed decisions on November 8.

ASC provided each local and state candidate with a questionnaire to complete and share their position on arts and culture. Below are the responses ASC received.

Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners

*Prepared by Americans for the Arts Action Fund

 

The following candidates for Governor, United States Senate and United States House of Representatives did not submit a response: 

  • Pat McCrory, Republican, 2016 Candidate for North Carolina Governor
  • Roy Cooper, Democrat, 2016 Candidate for North Carolina Governor
  • Lon Cecil, Libertarian, 2016 Candidate for North Carolina Governor
  • Richard Burr, Republican, 2016 Candidate for United States Senate
  • Deborah Ross, Democrat, 2016 Candidate for United States Senate
  • Sean Haugh, Libertarian, 2016 Candidate for United States Senate
  • Richard Hudson, Republican, 2016 Candidate for United States House of Representatives, District 8
  • Robert Pittenger, Republican, 2016 Candidate for United States House of Representatives, District 9
  • Christian Cano, Democrat, 2016 Candidate for United States House of Representatives, District 9
  • Alma Adams, Democrat, 2016 Candidate for United States House of Representatives, District 12
  • Leon Threatt, Republican, 2016 Candidate for United States House of Representatives, District 12
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