During the January 13, 2015 Mesquite City Council meeting, the City Council appointed Deputy City Attorney Bob Sweetin to fill the vacancy in the city attorney’s office created by the retirement of former City Attorney Cheryl Hunt.
Mayor Allan Litman praised Sweetin when he said, “The City is very fortunate to have as talented an attorney as Bob on staff. He is brings a wide-array of experience to the position. I look forward to working with him on a day-to-day basis. I feel that his legal acumen is superb. He is just what the City needs right now.”
“I am humbled by the trust of the Mayor and Council have shown in me to serve as their legal counsel. I also want to personally thank Cheryl Hunt for her service to Mesquite.” In talking about the future, Sweetin indicated that he is consolidating the deputy city attorney and city attorney positions into one. “During these tough economic times, I want to do all that I can in helping save taxpayer funds by combining these two positions.”
A native Nevadan, Sweetin was born and raised in Las Vegas. He received an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and a juris doctorate from McGeorge School of Law at the University of Pacific. Prior to serving as deputy city attorney, Sweetin was a law clerk for then U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and later for the Honorable Judge Gloria J. Sturman. He also worked at the U.S. Department of Justice and the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.