He Said / She Said

At last night's Creative Capacity gathering, a panel of local elected officials responded to arts recommendations from the audience. Suffice to say that a couple of them (OK, maybe just Chair Wheeler) said some controversial things, and several people attending last night remarked that a few of our elected officials still don't get it.

The trick, of course, is to elect people into office who do "get it." With that in mind, RACC has posted questionnaire responses from several candidates for local elected office, including the race that nobody seems to be paying much attention to: Amanda Fritz vs. Charles Lewis. I'd suggest taking a good look at how these people answer the funding question. Anyone who balks at the notion that government has an essential role to play in not just "supporting" but FUNDING our arts and culture activities -- I'd balk at giving them my vote.


As mentioned on this blog a few days ago, a separate group, Oregon Art PAC, has endorsed Amanda Fritz for City Council and Mike Delman for the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners.

So who will you be voting for, and why?

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