Coleman announces bid for State Senate seat
Team Radio Marketing Group - August 2, 2017 8:48 am
Bill Coleman, longtime Ponca City broadcaster and business owner, has announced his intention to run for State Senate District 10 in the 2018 General Election.
“Oklahoma has certainly seen better times financially, and hopefully a no-nonsense business approach in the State Capitol will help,” Coleman, Republican, announced. “I would hope that my success in business can be translated into success for our state and the citizens of District 10.”
Coleman said “One of my top priorities would be to find an amicable way to help increase funding for teachers and our education system. While we try to attract people to Oklahoma, it seems that a good education system would be a priority for families looking to locate here.
“Another priority as State Senator will be to help turn around the revenue shortfall being experienced, without affecting economic growth for the state,” Coleman said. “ I really think we are missing out on tourism in Oklahoma. We have such a beautiful state with so many different types of terrain and entertainment. We need to market our state better as a travel destination.”
Coleman resides in Ponca City, where he owns and operates Team Radio Marketing Group, consisting of five radio stations in Ponca City and Stillwater. His wife of 18 years, Helen, is a financial adviser and former school teacher. They have three children, who are not as spoiled as their two dogs.
Coleman is the past chairman of the Ponca City Area Chamber of Commerce, past chairman of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, past board member of the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, and is a current member of the International Broadcasters Idea Bank.