Candidate: Jim Pugel, Candidate for District 7
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Pugel: The arts are indispensable to the fabric of any community that values creativity as well as diversity of thought, culture, creed and ethnic background. I do not believe that any community can function effectively without a flourishing arts community. Seattle is no different, which is why I value the important role the arts play in so many facets of our city. Exposure to the arts promotes creative thought and better academic outcomes for our children, as well as an environment more conducive to the acceptance of diverse opinions, ideas and individuals. Of course, the arts also beautify our city landscape and our experiences. As Seattle’s District 7 Council Member — the district encompassing SAM, the sculpture park, KEXP, and so much more — I will be an active and engaged ally and supporter of the arts in Seattle and especially in our district and will work hard to ensure its influence continues to grow and improve the culture and identity of Seattle.