David Cohen

City Council
Title: Place Five Council Member
David Cohen

"A lane for cyclists and pedestrians over the Blanco River would provide easy access from the City Hall parking lot area to the downtown square and help ease the growing problem with traffic congestion. It’s something I’d love to see in Wimberley, along with a great delicatessen in town, serving real bagels and good coffee. I’d like to do what I can to help Wimberley remain a friendly, Hill Country gem."

David Cohen, Place 5, Wimberley City Council, began his term in May 2021. 

He holds a doctorate in linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from UT-Austin Law School. Before returning to Austin to start law school in 1975, David taught linguistics at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, where he met his wife-to-be, Barbara Kaul.  

Among his priority projects as a council member is the construction of a pedestrian/bike lane across the Ranch Road 12 bridge over the Blanco River.

He and Barbara have lived in Wimberley since 2016. They have two daughters, three sons and several grandchildren–most living in the Austin area. They left Austin, after their children left the nest, settling on a quiet place across the street from the Blanco River. He first discovered the serenity and charm of Wimberley 25 years ago on a breakfast motorcycle ride with a group of guys. David is now able to practice litigation and general practice law from his home office, thanks to the internet. He enjoys home projects, reading, walking their family dog – an over-friendly English Shepherd named Piper, and traveling with Barbara and friends.


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