Bob Cashell

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Bob Cashell
27th Mayor of Reno
In office
November 13, 2002 – November 12, 2014
Preceded by Jeff Griffin
Succeeded by Hillary Schieve
28th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 5, 1987
Governor Richard Bryan
Preceded by Myron E. Leavitt
Succeeded by Bob Miller
University of Nevada System Board of Regents
In office
Governor Robert List
Personal details
Born Robert Alan Cashell
(1938-04-22) April 22, 1938 (age 79)
Longview, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican (1983–present)
Other political
Democratic (until 1983)
Spouse(s) Nancy Parker (m. 1964)
Children 4
Residence Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Alma mater Stephen F. Austin State University (B.S.)
Profession Businessman and politician
Website Official website
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Air Force

Robert Alan Cashell (born April 22, 1938) is an American businessman and politician. He served as the mayor of Reno, Nevada from 2002-14. He served as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Nevada from 1983-87 and on the University of Nevada System Board of Regents from 1979-82. He is a member of the Republican Party and a former member of the Democratic Party.


Due to his large contributions to students a field house at University of Nevada was constructed and named after him. He is also a prominent businessman, owning Cashell Enterprises, a hotel/casino company. He bought Bill & Effies, a truck stop, in 1967 and renamed it Boomtown Reno. He sold it in 1988 after turning the property into a casino/resort.

He managed several properties including: Karl's Silver Club (now the defunct Bourbon Square Casino) in Sparks, the Bourbon Street Hotel and Casino (now demolished) in Las Vegas and the Avi Resort & Casino for the Avi Indian Tribe in Laughlin. He was a partner in several ventures including: Carson Station (now Max Casino) in Carson City, the Comstock Hotel & Casino (now The Residences at Riverwalk Towers) in Reno and the Holiday Casino (now Harrah's) in Las Vegas. He has also owned several properties including: Winners Inn, Star Casino and Model T Truck Stop in Winnemucca and the Alamo Truck Stop in Sparks. His son, Robert Jr., was a partner in the new ownership of the Fitzgeralds Reno in downtown Reno (which is now the Whitney Peak Hotel). Cashell and his family own and operate Alamo Truck Plaza in Sparks and Topaz Lodge in Gardnerville.


Kling, Dwayne. The Rise of The Biggest Little City: An Encyclopedic History, 1931-1981. University of Nevada Press (2000)

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Political offices
Preceded by
University of Nevada System Board of Regents
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Myron E. Leavitt
Lieutenant Governor of Nevada
January 3, 1983 – January 5, 1987
Succeeded by
Bob Miller
Preceded by
Jeff Griffin
Mayor of Reno
November 13, 2002 – November 12, 2014
Succeeded by
Hillary Schieve