By Cecilia Chan | Gilbert Sun News
If someone told her 25 years ago when she pulled into town that one day she would be its mayor, Brigette Peterson said she would have responded with “some expletives.”
But the Massachusetts- transplant will become Gilbert’s 33rd mayor on Jan. 12 when she takes the oath of office.
“I never expected to be mayor,” said the 56-year-old Peterson, decked out in a purple top, her trademark color. “It’s a very big role. It’s exciting, overwhelming, humbling.”