The former mayor has been elected to the Elgin School Board. Rod Spikes, a lifelong Elgin resident, defeated Kevin Smolkowski Tuesday in a mail election. Spikes previously served as a member of the Elgin School District Budget Committee for four years, was mayor of Elgin for two years in the early 1990s, and was a volunteer firefighter for the Elgin Fire Department for 20 years. Before retiring, Spikes worked for Boise Cascade for 44 years.