About Me


10306227_10205968519477919_6423563327482846866_nI am Peggy Breeden - Your current Mayor – a local business owner and have lived here since 1982.

I grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York. We got electricity in the farm in 1952. We knew work – a family of 5 with 70+ milking cows and 30+ dry cows – work and working smartly was the only way.

After working for others, I started a produce company and later found I had cancer, refusing to give up, I came to this Valley and found life and some amazing people – have you ever known where you belong? I do!

I, now, own The Swap Sheet it has been a successful Valley fixture since 1946.

I have almost 50 years of living in the real world – in business dealing with budgets, governmental regulations, employees and customers, making sure all were as happy and at peace as I could make them.

I have served or serve on the Cerro Coso College Foundation Board, Senior Services of IWV, Econonic Development Corporation of the IWV, City of Ridgecrest Successor Agency Oversight Committee, Groundwater Management Group, China Lake Museum Foundation and Desert Valleys Credit Union Supervisory Committee, just to name a few.

I have been elected to serve on Ridgecrest and Inyokern Chambers of Commerce, Indian Wells Valley Airport District and Indian Wells Valley Water District.