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Sandra Goudie is a New Zealand politician. She has been the Mayor of Thames-Coromandel since 2016. She was the Member of Parliament for the Coromandel electorate from 2002 to 2011, standing for the National Party.
|Net Worth||$2 million|
Sandra Anne Goudie was born on June 2, 1952 (age 69 years) in Thames-Coromandel District a territorial authority district in the North Island of New Zealand. Her mother Mary Grant has been a farmer.
Before entering politics, Sandra Goudie was elected to the Thames-Coromandel District Council. Goudie was elected to Parliament in the 2002 election, narrowly winning the seat of Coromandel by defeating Labour candidate Max Purnell and pushing incumbent Green MP Jeanette Fitzsimons into third place. She was re-elected in the 2005 election, and retained her seat in the 2008 election, with a majority of 14,560.
Goudie was the National Party’s opposition spokesperson on Internal Affairs, Senior Citizens and Associate Local Government until 2008. She retired from parliament at the 2011 general election.
In 2012 Goudie left the National Party and joined Focus NZ, a small rural-based political party that deregistered in 2016.
At the 2016 local elections, Goudie was elected as the Mayor of Thames-Coromandel. However, in August 2021 a person infected with COVID-19 visited the Coromandel, prompting concern that there could be community transmission of the virus. Goudie attracted media attention when she said that she did not normally use the NZ COVID Tracer app and that the outbreak would probably not encourage her to scan more often.
She later said that had been a throwaway remark, that she had been complacent about using the app, but that she would now use the COVID tracer app and urged everyone to do so.
In October 2021 Goudie received media attention when she said that she was not vaccinated, and would not take the Pfizer vaccine, saying that she would instead wait for the Novavax vaccine to be approved in New Zealand. She did not give reasons for this, but public health academic Siouxsie Wiles said that Goudie’s actions were “putting others in danger.”
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She was criticised by Health Minister Chris Hipkins in a media conference, and by Thames-Coromandel Councillor Gary Gottlieb, who called her inaction “stupidity” and “disgraceful…based on no scientific evidence.”
Sandra Goudie is married to her longtime boyfriend Bernard Goudie, they had their wedding in the 1990s. Sandra and her husband Bernard has two children together.
Sandra Goudie net worth: Sandra Goudie’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million. Her salary is around $100,000 and Her main source of income is from her political and farming career. She is one of the influential people in New Zealand.