“I feel honored that my colleagues I serve with have the confidence to place me as the vice chair of the budget board,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds has a bachelor of science in management and human resources from Southern Nazarene University. He founded Reynolds Painting Company in 1980 and managed it for more than 20 years. In 2001 Reynolds was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate where he served for over a decade until he was elected as treasurer.
“So far, every year that I’ve been in office, we’ve cut the budget,” Reynolds said. “We’ve been through our annual audit with the state, and there are no glitches. We are adhering to the state standards.”
Reynolds has worked with the county commissioners on a remodeling project to improve the counter space in the treasurer’s office to allow the office to operate more efficiently.
“We’re going to get rid of those speaker systems that don’t really work, they’re scratchy and fuzzy,” he said. “The girls will have mobility which will increase their work practice.”
Reynolds commended his staff for courteous service to the public and for working to get tax statements out early.
“We got our statements out last year about three weeks earlier than before,” he said. “I think the general public appreciated that.”
During his final year in the Senate, Reynolds authored the 3 percent property tax cap which voters approved in November 2012. The cap became effective Jan. 1, 2013.
District 1 County Commissioner Rod Cleveland, R-Norman, said he also will run again.
“I’m proud of instituting zero-based budgeting for the county, creating an IT department that has had net savings over the last four years, and working with the city of Norman, city of Moore and Oklahoma City doing a combined $7 million worth of road work,” Cleveland said.