Voters give Reynolds second term as Elkhorn mayor
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Howie Reynolds (I) 1,116
James Boardman Sr. 534
ELKHORN Voters casting ballots for Elkhorn mayor on Tuesday had the same choice in candidates as they did in the 2010 election.
They made a similar decision, returning Howie Reynolds to office for another two years.
Reynolds defeated James Boardman Sr., who served as an Elkhorn alderman from 1976-82.
Reynolds won Tuesday by a margin of 1,116-534, which he said is a testament to his first term as mayor.
"There just hasn't been any controversy in the last two years," Reynolds said Tuesday night. "I think that's really what it came down to."
The 59-year-old Reynolds served five terms as an alderman before defeating Boardman Sr. in the 2010 Elkhorn mayoral race.
Reynolds said the future of the city pool at Sunset Park would be a prominent issue in the next two years.
As mayor, he set up an ad hoc committee to study the pool.
"I'm in favor of the kids and saving the pool, if possible," he said. "We're looking at some alternatives, and I want to save it.
"If it comes to spending $3 million, then I want to see it go to a referendum so the people can decide."
Any decisions on the future of the city pool, he added, would be made against a backdrop of fiscal responsibility
Reynolds works in front-end receiving at Kikkoman.
In addition to his service as an alderman and mayor in Elkhorn, he has coached and officiated sports events at Elkhorn schools and local churches for at least 15 years.