Officers and Executive Board

Greetings from the President

The HCCTDW accepted the resignation of Virginia Sawin, president, at the June 29 board meeting. Our by-laws state that vacancies in offices shall be filled for the remainder of the term by the Board. At the same Board meeting, the Board members voted unanimously for me to fill the vacancy for President.  That now leaves the office of Vice President vacant and we hope to introduce our appointment at the September meeting.  Committee chairs will be announced as filled. I would like to thank Jackie Morales for accepting the role as membership chair for the coming year.  And thank you Judy Campbell for continuing your role as webmaster and Coral Adema for continuing your role as newsletter editor.

Jackie Morales, Stephanie Ertel, and myself were delegates to the State Democratic Convention which was held in Dallas. We hope to share our thoughts and “take aways” at the September meeting. I was very impressed with the young men and woman that are running for offices at all levels.

Your board has been busy this summer investigating all suggested meeting venues and we are pleased to announce that starting in September we will be meeting at Rails Cafe.  Two words…yummy cupcakes!!

The months of September, October, and November will be extremely important to the Texas Democratic Party. Our fall meetings will center around candidates and getting out the vote. The spring meetings will address issues that need our attention. Program suggestions are always welcome.

We hope to see you August 13 at the Doyle Center for our fundraiser.

Lynette Wedig

President, HCCTDW

President, Lynette Wedig


Lynette and her husband Tony retired to Kerrville in 2019 to be closer to grandchildren. She was born and raised in South Texas, lived in San Antonio, and moved to New Mexico when her children attended Texas Tech University. Lynette is active in the Kerr County Democratic Party as the Precinct Chair for Precinct 220.

Lynette is a retired Texas public and private school math teacher and a New Mexico Community College Professor, who was always an active member of the American Federation of Teachers. Prior to moving to Kerrville, Lynette’s community involvement included service on numerous community boards (zoning and planning, chamber of commerce, hunger and homelessness coalitions, church, and the arts) and in positions related to her impressive keyboard skills, as musical director and keyboardist at church, for a musical theater, and as a performer in several bands and combos.

Vice President,

Secretary, Mary Ellen Summerlin

Treasurer, Julie Sentell


Julie moved to Kerrville at the end of August 2011 when she retired from Western Texas College in Snyder as director of international student services, one of several positions she held there. She was born and raised in Amarillo and lived in Austin and Snyder prior to her move to Kerrville.

Julie has participated in community activities wherever she lived, serving on non-profit boards, and volunteering with community service organizations. Since moving to Kerrville, she has shared her time with several local non-profits, including the Texas Heritage Music Foundation, the Hill Country Vocal Arts Society, the League of Women Voters-Hill Country Texas, Schreiner University, and Kerr Konnect. She has also served the Hill Country Chapter-Texas Democratic Women as Treasurer (2020-2021) and Newsletter Editor (2014-2016).

Contact Information for Officers (2021-2022)

President: Lynette Wedig –
Vice President:
Secretary: Mary Ellen Summerlin –
Treasurer: Julie Sentell –

Standing Committee Chairs:

Membership Chair: Jackie Morales –

Legislative: –

Public Relations & Newsletter: Coral Adema –


The board meets on the last Wednesday of the month at 11a.m. at the Doyle School Community Center, 110 W. Barnett Street, Kerrville. Anyone interested is welcome to attend HCTDW Board