2018 US Congress Candidate Survey Responses

Please see your candidates’ answers to ArtPride’s 2018 survey below. This survey was distributed to all incumbent legislators and challengers. View survey.

If you do not see your district candidate(s) answers below, he or she did not return a survey. Want to urge your candidate to say where they stand on the arts? Let us know who is missing and we will contact that candidate again directly, or you can share the survey yourself (see link above). Candidates respond when they know a potential voter is personally interested in an issue.

This Congressional Arts Report Card is created by the Arts Action Fund of Americans for the Arts and shows grades given to currently serving NJ members in the US House of Representatives for pro-arts votes on federal legislation:

ArtPride New Jersey strives to present fair and balanced information from all candidates, and is not providing candidate endorsements. Candidate survey results are made public under the auspices of ArtPride NJ, Inc. a 501(c)(4) organization.

Don't know your legislative district? Click here. An asterisk (*) denotes incumbents. Due to limited resources, we did not seek questionnaires from uncontested seats. Hovering over the in the table will display the content too long for display in the column.
Dist. (Party)Last NameCommentsArts Personal SupportArts Personal ExperienceIncrease NEA FundingImplement ESSAProtect tax deductions for artists donating workProtect tax-deductible incentives for individual donors
1 (D)*Norcross Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Children's Events/Activities YesYesYesYes
1 (R)Dilks Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance,Children's Events/Activities YesYesYesYes
2 (D)Van Drew Music, Theater, Media Arts, Children's Events/Activities Yes Yes Yes Yes
5 (None)Goetz Music, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Children's Events/Activities, Other Yes Yes Yes Yes
7 (D)MalinowskiMusic, Theater, Visual Arts YesYesYesYes
8 (L)Delaney Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Other No No Yes Yes
11 (D)Sherrill Music, Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Children's/Family Events Undecided Undecided Yes Yes
12 (R)Kipnis Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts YesYesYesYes
12 (D)Watson Coleman Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Children's Events/Activities YesYesYesYes
Senate (D)*MenendezMusic, Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Children's Events/Activities Yes Yes Yes Yes
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