- Category : 1946-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 2
American politician, she was inaugurated as Mayor of San Diego, CA 7/07/1986. A "hands-on" politician closely involved with the city action, she was known as the "Street Mayor" because of her frequent forays into local neighborhoods.
After earning a B.A. in 1970 she became a high school P.E. teacher. Then in 1971 at age 25, she ran for a seat on the San Diego City Council on a shoe-string budget. Her twin sister managed her campaign, while a mass of her students went door to door campaigning for her. It was a real upset to the more conservative types when she won the election. She maintained the post for eight years.
She became a millionaire when she married Jack In the Box founder Robert O. Peterson, in 1977; he was 30 years her senior.
She separated from him in 1983, and they were reconciled a year later.
As a child, she had formed a precision swimming act with her six sisters. Their folks had taught them public service awareness.