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creative:impact-Creative Washtenaw Votes Survey

Jul 31, 2018

Primary election day is a week away: Tuesday, August 7th.  The Creative Washtenaw Votes 2018 August Primary Survey includes responses and answers to hard questions about issues that are important to the creative sector, from candidates running for mayor to governors and the county commissioner.  Thirty-three candidates running in races at the local, state and national level responded.  What have we learned?  Find out in this week's 'creative:impact' with WEMU's David Fair and Deb Polich, the president and CEO of The Arts Alliance. 


Deb Polich, president and CEO of The Arts Alliance

Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  In the weeks and months to come, 89.1. WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, explore the  myriad of contributors that make up  the creative sector in Washtenaw County.   

The Arts Alliance annually surveys candidates running for office on the ballot in Washtenaw County about their views on the arts & creative industries, specifically as it relates to public policy and investment.  All candidate responses and non-responses are released verbatim for publication before the election to the media and The Arts Alliance’s constituents. 

This is the link to the survey  Creative Washtenaw Votes 2018 August Primary Survey

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu