Treasurer Cindy Petersen lived most of her life in New York before moving to Lake Elsinore in 2006 to be closer to her children, grandchildren and sister. She is a graduate of Pace University in Pleasantville, New York where she earned her Bachelor’s degree.
For sixteen years, Cindy worked at American Tack and Hardware Co., Inc. in Monsey, New York, starting as their cost accountant and eventually rising to Corporate Controller. For three years she worked alongside her late husband, Carl, at Benfield Electric Supply Co., Inc. where he served as CFO and she as Treasurer. She ended her career as Director of Finance at the Irvington Institute for Immunological Research in New York City.
Cindy was inspired to get involved in politics by Barack Obama and became the leader in Lake Elsinore‘s Organizing for America team.