Dear Supporters,
I’d like to thank all of you who took the time to vote in this primary. Over 2,000 of you cast your vote for me and I am gratified that you felt I knew the issues well enough to earn your trust. I especially want to give a shout-out to my friend, Chet Curtis, who did sign management for me on Arrowcreek Parkway.The opposition vote against Bob Lucey was a significant 43%, and without a split ticket, it might have been a much different race.
My website,, will continue to exist, but in a different format. It will be Washoe County issue oriented and I would encourage you to offer comments on my thoughts and opinions.
Kel Buchanan

Photo by Chris Mora – Travel Nevada

Introducing Kel

Kel Buchanan has been a resident of Washoe County for more than 40 years. He is currently president of HB Engineering Group, Inc., and has also served as a federal bankruptcy trustee. Kel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the University of British Columbia, and a Master’s of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. Kel lives with his wife Holly and their two cats in Southwest Suburban Reno.

Awards and Recognitions

  • YMCA of the Sierra Board of Directors
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Distinguished Service Award
  • Animal Ark, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Geological Society of Nevada Foundation Board of Directors
  • American Institute of Professional Geologists Board of Directors

My Vision

for Washoe County

  • Fiscal responsibility from Washoe County
  • Fix and improve transportation infrastructure
  • Improve local government efficiency
  • Open and frequent constituent communication
  • Build Concensus for sensible growth


Kel Buchanan