WATCH: Tom Green County Candidates Share Vastly Different Views on Coliseum Funding Proposal


SAN ANGELO – There are two highly contested GOP Primary Runoff races for seats on the Tom Green County Commissioners Court and the four candidates have differing views on funding proposals for the $24 million project planned for the San Angelo Coliseum by the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association.  

Todd Kolls serves on the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association board and is supported by some of its members and directors.  Kolls says he wholeheartedly supports Tom Green County participating in the funding of the renovation even though the facility is owned, funded and operated by the City of San Angelo.  

Lane Carter, Shawn Nanny and Bill Ford have a different view.  

Watch video from a recent candidate forum below: 

It is currently illegal for Tom Green County to fund any part of the project according to current Tom Green County Judge Steve Floyd during a recent Commissioners meeting, "Legal situations need to be addressed, consultants engaged..." before the Court could take any action concerning the plan.  In fact, the County is barred by state law from spending County revenue on a facility not owned by the County.  Floyd called discussions about the County's role in funding renovations to the City-owned Coliseum, "Premature." Floyd said that financial consultants will need to be engaged to set forth a path for the county to finance any part of the funding mechanisms.

Lane Carter and Todd Kolls are running for Tom Green County Judge. 

Bill Ford and Shawn Nanny are running for Tom Green County Commissioner Pct. 4. 

Today is Election Day and San Angelo LIVE! will have complete live election coverage tonight.  

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