The goal of the Wimberley Democrats (WimDems) is to take every reasonable action to have as many Democrats elected as possible.

To achieve this goal, WimDems will: support local, state, and national Democratic candidates and office holders; promote democratic ideals; provide scholarships; and support equity and justice for all people everywhere.

Meet Your Precinct Chairs!

(For contact info: see bottom of page)

Precinct 320

Austin Kessler

Austin Kessler, a lifelong Democrat, has a BA in History from Grinnell College and an MBA in Public Administration and Finance from Cornell University. He worked in Washington, D.C. for nine years, four in the Office of Management and Budget and five for the Department of Health and Human Services before moving to Austin in 1990 to be the Director of Health Policy for the Texas Medicaid Program. He has previously served as precinct chair in Northwest Austin and worked extensively on Steve Kling's and Erin Zwiener's 2018 campaigns. He lives in Rolling Oaks with his wife, two dogs, one cat, and an ever expanding metal yard art collection.

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Prec​inct 333

Patty Nilsson

I’ve always been an organizer and advocate for the Democratic Party's beliefs and goals. So becoming a Precinct Chair was a natural fit.  

It’s hard work, but I’m able to effect the very change I’ve advocated for my entire life, and make a difference in our community and beyond. 

 What could be better than that?

I look forward to meeting everyone in #333 and working with you all to "Be the Change” we need in America.  

It starts with "We, the People!"

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Precincts 335

Mindy Webber

I love being the Democratic Precinct Chair for 335. I'm a retired teacher who loves sharing information, and who loves the ideals of what our country can be. I am a Democrat because I feel strongly in equalizing the playing field for everyone. My goal is to help you vote Democratic. Voting is the cornerstone of our Democracy, and it is my passion. 

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Precinct 337

Sandra Organ Solis

My name is Sandra Organ Solis and I have served as a Democratic Precinct Chair for Hays County precinct 337 since 2020. I live in Woodcreek North, where many new neighbors are moving to the Wimberley area. We need their voices and votes in staking claim to the quality, safety, and viability that their presence deserves in this community.

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Precincts 338

Nan Simpson

Nan Simpson is a life-long Democrat. How long is that? Well, I shook hands with John F. Kennedy when he was campaigning in Lubbock in 1960. My husband, Gary Harlow, and I joined Wimberley Democrats as soon as we moved here , and have volunteered in numerous activities to spread the word. He has worked on programs and I have specialized in hospitality. I'm known as "cookie monster"...

Go Wim Dems!

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Precinct 339

Sheri Scott

Sheri Scott has a PhD from the University of Arkansas in Soil and Environmental Science. She owns an environmental consulting company and is director of a non-profit. She works with farmers to manage manure in a manner to protect quality of surface and drinking water supplies. And she works with developers and land engineers to permit projects to protect on-site wetlands. She lives off Highway 12 between Wimberley and San Marcos with her teenage stepson, 2 dogs, and too many cats. She believes it’s time for a change to our approach to living in the United States. That we each need to amplify the message of the majority, and make engagement in the care of our country, our state, and our local communities a part of our daily routines. And we need to teach our children how to effect change, thereby ensuring the survival of democracy for generations to come.

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Get connected with the WimDems and help support our candidates and our democratic values. 

We are currently recruiting members and volunteers to help us work with our Precinct Chairs and Get Out the Vote!

We need helpers to work phone banks, send texts, design and send postcard mailers, work our Social Media outlets, watch the Polls, Register Voters and more!  

Join the WimDems and help us restore Democracy!


Chair: Gretchen Holtsinger 

Past Chair: Linda Swedberg

Secretary: Phil Muth

Treasurer: Linda Swedberg

Communications (External): vacant

Communications (Internal): Patty Nilsson

Program Chair: Gale Wiley

Hospitality: Nan Simpson

Research: Heiko Stang

Marketing & Outreach: Laura Ewing

Data Management Admin: vacant

Fundraising: vacant

Membership: Susan Agee

Elections: Elaine Cardenas


320:  Austin Kessler

333:  Patty Nilsson

335:  Mindy Webber

337:  Sandra Organ

338:  Nan Simpson

339:  Sheri Scott


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Wimberley Democrats​

P.O. Box 1866, 

Wimberley, TX 78676




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