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Rep. Peters Named Arts Education ‘Legislator of the Year’

SAN DIEGO – Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was recognized as ‘Legislator of the Year’ by the San Diego County Art Education Association (SDCAEA). This is the second year the SDCAEA, a volunteer association of Visual Arts Educators in San Diego County with the singular objective of enhancing quality Visual Arts Education throughout the county, has honored an elected official in the region for their work to support arts education.

“The visual arts are a critical piece of our region’s public spaces, attracting both tourists and locals to Balboa Park, the Embarcadero, and communities across San Diego,” Rep. Peters said. “Arts education is an essential part of youth development, adding both to the quality of life and continued economic vitality in our neighborhoods.”

Peters is a former board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and a leader in the ‘Murals of La Jolla’ effort, and was a strong advocate for public art while on the San Diego Unified Port Commission and San Diego City Council. This month he will be welcoming the high-school winner of the 52nd District’s Congressional Art Competition to the United States Capitol Building where her work will be displayed for the next year.