Wimberley Democrats  | The WimDems
P.O. Box 1866 * Wimberley TX 78676 * wimdems@gmail.com


Wimberley City Council Election; Endorsements; WISD Bond Election

Hays County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, and the biggest challenges facing Wimberley are a direct consequence of this growth. The Wimberley City Council will face important questions concerning environmental stewardship, drought mitigation, tourism, and traffic congestion. What growth and development practices will be necessary for Wimberley to maintain its charm, welcome its newcomers, and expand opportunities for its aging residents to stay in this community long-term?
After careful consideration, the WimDems steering committee has voted unanimously to endorse the following four candidates for the Wimberley City races:

Steve Thurber - Wimberley Mayor
Rebecca Minnick – City Council Place Two
Christine Byrne – City Council Place Four
Roberta Holland – City Council Place Five

Record Crowd at March Social Saturday!

We kind of blew the doors off of Milagro's on Saturday.  We didn't quite appreciate how much of a draw Matthew Dowd would be.  The crowd quickly overwhelmed the reserved room, and we had to occupy the porch (and walls and sidewalk).  Our apologies to the 125 attendees for the inconvenience, but I think Plan B worked out very well.

Matthew was warmly received, and he spoke and took questions for about an hour.  In speaking of the current political climate, Matthew pointed out that our country has gotten through periods of disruption and divisiveness in the past.  The answer is to elect leaders who believe in integrity and who put country ahead of party.  On an individual level, we must establish mutual trust and understanding before we can hope to persuade others.

On Sunday Matthew posted an article about his Wimberley talk on the ABC News web site -- click here to view it.  In it he says “The folks who showed up in Wimberley came together not because they hate someone but because they love our country and the communities they call home.”  That sounds about right.

May 22nd DEMOCRATIC Primary Runoff Election

Round One is over, and we're headed to a runoff on May 22nd!  Here are links to the official results:

Statewide results: https://enrpages.sos.state.tx.us/

County Results: http://www.co.hays.tx.us/election-results.aspx

Deputy Voter Registrars Training (for Hays County) HERE

Hays County Elections Office
Website: http://www.co.hays.tx.us/elections.aspx
Phone: (512) 393-7310
Fax: (512) 878-6699
Email: elections@co.hays.tx.us


IMPORTANT DATES for the Wimberley City Council & WISD Bond Elections 

Early Voting:
Monday, April 23: 7AM – 7PM
Tuesday, April 24 through Friday, April 27: 8AM – 5PM
Saturday, April 28: 10AM – 2PM
Monday, April 30: 7AM – 7PM
Tuesday, May 1: 8AM – 5PM

In-person early voting location: Wimberley Community Center 14068 Ranch Road 12

Election Day -- May 5th:
Poll hours 7 am - 7 pm (countywide hours)
All voters on election must vote at their designated precinct poll location.

Wimberley Community Center
14068 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, TX. 78676

Matthew Dowd at Social Saturday (Photo by Bob Currie)





Democratic Primary - March 6, 2018
City Council - May 5, 2018
Democratic Primary Runoff - May 22, 2018
US Congressional / State legislature - November 6, 2018


Democratic groups in Hays County
Wimberley Democrats
Meets 3rd Saturdays each month (see calendar)

FB page: www.facebook.com/WimberleyDemocrats/
FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/251067721575668/
Hays County Democratic Party
Meets 2nd Sundays each month
2 pm - 4 pm
125 N. Guadalupe St.
San Marcos, Tx. 78666
(Next door to the LBJ Museum.)
DSDA - Dripping Springs Democratic Action
Meets 2nd Sundays each month
5 pm - 7 pm
Trudy's Restaurant
13059 Four Star Blvd.
Austin, TX. 78737
SMAD - San Marcos Area Democrats
Meets 2nd Wednesdays each month
6:30 PM
125 N. Guadalupe St.
San Marcos, Texas 78666
College Democrats at Texas State University
Meets every Wednesday
6:00 PM in the ASBN, Room 353.

KBAD - Kyle Buda Area Democrats
We will try to meet on the last Wed. of every other month at the Kyle Library at 6:30 pm. So our next meeting is April 26.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KBADems/


Nonpartisan political groups in Hays County

Austin Texas Indivisible

Wimberley Indivisible
Democracy for Texas -Hays County
Meets 1st Mondays each month at 6:30 PM
125 N. Guadalupe
San Marcos Tx. 78666

Hays County Women’s Political Caucus
Melissa Millecam, Chair
Email: Memm10@yahoo.com
Hays Women for Progressive Change
Karen O’Grady  kdogrady@yahoo.com
Email for meeting location








Who we are...

We are an organization of dedicated Democrats. We have no membership dues, but gladly accept contributions. We are governed by a Steering Committee. Member meetings and socials are open to the public. Admittance is free.
Our organization's events are a way to stay informed about state, county and local politics. We also get together sometimes just for fun.
The Wimberley Democrats club was started in January 2001 by Betty Lee Wright. In March 2016 Wimberley Democrats began filing financial reports with the Texas Ethics Commission in  order to raise money and do more for our members and our community.  We  encourage our 600+ members to contribute and volunteer for Democratic candidates.

Democratic Party Values

Texas Democratic Party Platform (PDF)

Bylaws and Resolutions

WimDems Bylaws (approved 04/23/17) (PDF)

WimDems Water Resolution (03/03/15) (PDF)

WimDems Wastewater Resolution (04/20/17) (PDF)

WimDems Divestment from Fossil Fuels Resolutoin (06/28/17) (PDF)

WimDems Voting Machine Resolution (11/24/17) (PDF)

Visit the LBJ Museum in San Marcos!

The WimDems Steering Committee

Chair: Nerissa Oden 
Vice Chair: Elaine Cardenas
Second Vice Chair: 
Treasurer: Larry Calvert
Registrar: Robert Smith
Volunteer Coordinator: 
333 Precinct Chair (map): Cynthia Pickens

335 Precinct Chair (map): Dana Hartoin
337 Precinct Chair (map): David Shepherd
339 Precinct Chair (map): Nerissa Oden
Candidate Research-Support Committee: Noland Martin
Grassroots Action C
Membership & Outreach Committee: 
Scholarship Committee: Larry Calvert
Program Committee:
Fundraising Committee: Nerissa Oden


Wimberley, Texas

Wimberley is located in Hays County in Central Texas. Approximately 40 miles southwest from Austin, 40 miles northeast from San Antonio, 16 miles northwest from San Marcos, and 18 miles south of Dripping Springs.

Wimberley City Hall -  www.CityOfWimberley.com

Woodcreek City Hall

Wimberley Chamber of Commerce - www.wimberley.org 

Wimberley Community Center - www.wimcc.org 

Wimberley Independent School District (WISD) - http://www.wimberleyisd.net/

Katherine Anne Porter School (KAPS) - http://kapschool.org/

 Wimberley Village Library - www.wimberleylibrary.org/


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