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Local Candidates' Survey - Opinions on arts and culture

31. July 2009 • Angela Martin-Barcelona
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The Arts Alliance has contacted all candidates running for elected office in Washtenaw County to obtain their views on arts and culture in this region. To view all responses (and lack thereof), click here.

The survey, conducted annually in advance of the primary and general elections, was distributed to candidates throughout Washtenaw County for the offices of:
• Ann Arbor City Council, Wards 3 & 5
• Manchester Village, Village Trustee – Regular Term & Partial Term

As a public service, the Arts Alliance asked the candidates to respond to the following two questions about their positions on arts and culture in our community.
1. What is your position on public funding for arts and culture?
2. If elected, what measurable actions will you take to ensure that arts and cultural offerings survive and thrive in Washtenaw County? Please be specific.

The Arts Alliance is a non-partisan organization that endorses no candidate running for office.

About the Survey
Starting in early July, candidates were contacted about the survey 4 times by email (dependent on what personal information was posted on the Washtenaw County website), and of the 9 candidates contacted, the Arts Alliance received 6 responses.