Croce, Renee

Political fundraiser for California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger





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ID 168
Title An oral history with Renee Croce
Date 2017-11-27
OH ID OH 6012
Citation Renne Croce interviewed by Brenda St. Hilaire, November 27, 2017, Marina del Rey, California, Oral History # 6012, transcript, Women Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage, Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton.
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Location Marina Del Rey, California
Language English
Subjects Family → Family Histories and Traditions
Family → Grandparents
Family → Parents
Family → Childhood Experiences
Family → Divorce → Single Parent Home
Family → Siblings
Education → Early Childhood Education
Police and Law Enforcement → Police Department → Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
Police and Law Enforcement → Gang(s)
Family → Marriage
Family → Divorce
Historic Periods → 1980s
Historic Periods → 1990s
Direct Action → Fundraising
People → Wilson, Pete
Health, Medicine, and Awareness → Alcoholism
Republican Party → California Republican Party
Elected Officials → Gubernatorial (Governor) → Arnold Schwarzeneggar
Politics → Democrats versus Republicans
Leadership → Leadership Style
People → Trump, Donald
Elections → Campaign Management
Activism → Advice on getting involved
Religion → Spirituality
Ideology → Feminism
Recreation and Leisure → Travel
Republican Party → Young Republicans
Locations → Highland Park, Los Angeles, California
Police and Law Enforcement → prison reform


An oral history of Renee Croce, political fundraising consultant for prominent Republican elected officials in California and the nation. This interview is part of the Women, Politics, and Activism Oral History Project. The purpose of this oral history was to gather information regarding Croce’s prominent involvement in Republican political campaigns, from the 1990s to today, in California. Specifically, to analyze the changes and evolution in the California Republican Party. This interview covers Croce’s formative years as the daughter of single, working mother in Los Angeles; recalls her peripheral involvement with inner-city gangs due to lack of adult supervision; talks about her employment with the Los Angeles Police Department and how she moved into marketing and sales; remembers joining the California Young Republicans and how that started her involvement in the party; reflects on how her upbringing and employment history enabled her to make the smooth transition into political fundraising, including integral roles in the campaigns for California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger; reflects on feminism, advice for women, Election 2016, and current American politics.


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Description> Renee Croce, 2017.