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City Council 'Replacement' Candidate Renee Golder Dressed Up as a Native American at a Party
by Santa Cruz Election News
Tuesday Dec 3rd, 2019 6:18 PM
A photo has surfaced of Santa Cruz City Council candidate Renee Golder and her husband Mike Golder dressed up as Native Americans with their children at a party. Golder, who is a teacher at Bay View Elementary, announced her candidacy on December 2, according to Kara Meyberg Guzman of Santa Cruz Local. Golder, a registered Republican, previously served on the City of Santa Cruz’s Citizen Public Safety Task Force in 2013, as well as the Sister Cities Committee. (Photo: Renee and Mark Golder dressed up as Native Americans.)
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As a replacement candidate, Golder is only eligible for office if a majority of voters in the March 2020 election vote to recall Santa Cruz City Councilmember Chirs Krohn or Drew Glover.

The photo of the Golders dressed as Native Americans was posted to social media by a family friend with the message, "We are all so happy you made [it] down to pow wow with us. You looked amazing!"

Mike Golder thanked the friend for hosting the party, and responded, "the kids all want to dance with fire now".

In 2018, Renee Golder opposed rent control in the City of Santa Cruz, and co-authored the "Rebuttal to Argument for Measure M" included in official election materials.

In 2019 Golder wrote a letter to the Santa Cruz Sentinel titled, "A pattern of behavior from Krohn, Glover" in which she accused the Councilmembers of "harassing and bullying behaviors".
§Tweet from Santa Cruz Local
by Santa Cruz Election News Tuesday Dec 3rd, 2019 6:43 PM
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Announcing Renee Golder's candidacy.
§Additional Context Behind Photo
by Santa Cruz Election News Thursday Jan 9th, 2020 3:23 PM
A newly discovered social media post provides additional context behind the photo of Santa Cruz City Council replacement candidate Renee Golder and her husband Mike Golder dressed up as Native Americans with their children at a party. The party appears to have been planned with a Native American theme; a public message on social media to Heidi Rhodes, the host of the party, from her father states: "Happy Birthday Sweetie, I got my Injun' outfit!" Her response was: "See ya tonight Chief"

Read more:
Additional Context Behind Photo of City Council Candidate Renee Golder Dressed as a Native American
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/12/30/18829339.php
§Correction: Local Dems Say Renée Golder was a Registered Republican Until 2018
by Santa Cruz Election News Tuesday Jan 28th, 2020 2:29 PM

"Local Democrats have checked official voting records and are reporting that Santa Cruz City Council recall candidate Renée Golder was a registered Republican until April of 2018. They say voting records indicate Golder registered as a Republican in 2000 and voted in multiple primary elections as a Republican."

Read more: Local Dems Say City Council Candidate Renée Golder was a Registered Republican Until 2018

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