WARSAW — Candidates Rep. David Wolkins, Republican, and Dee M. Moore, Democratic, are opposing each other in the race for the position as Indiana State Representative in District Eighteen. District Eighteen is comprised of the counties Carroll, Cass, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall and Miami. It includes the towns Akron, Amboy, Argos, Bunker Hill, Burket, Camden, Claypool, Converse, Culver, Denver, Flora, Fulton, Galveston, Kewanna, Macy, Mentone, Onward, Toyal Center, Sidney, Silver Lake and Walton
Wolkins currently holds the State Representative seat in District Eighteen. Wolkins has a B.S. from Greenville College and an M.S. from St. Francis College. Wolkins has served 18 Years on the Winona Lake Town Board, as President and Vice-President. Wolkins was a school teacher from 1965 to 1977. He also coached cross country and the track team. In 1977, he opened the Case Farm Tractor Dealership, his business selling farm equipment until 1981. Then he became the Vice President of ABC Travel Inc, where he worked until 1988, when he was elected to the State Legislature.
Currently, the Wolkins family resides in Winona Lake. Wolkins is married to Candace Wolkins and they have a son named Matthew. The family attends the Free Methodist Church.
Dee Moore has farmed with her husband Stan for 38 years. She is the seventh generation in her family to farm in Indiana. She earned a B.A. in Fine Arts and Art Education from Purdue University, West Lafayette. There she met her husband, a graduate in Purdue Agronomy. Together they farm corn, soybeans and wheat. Moore also sells commissioned oil paintings. Moore has not held a public office but she has volunteered with the following organizations: 4-H Leader and Judge, FFA, La Leche League Leader, substitute teacher, Sunday school teacher, board of Lakeland Art Association, Auxiliary member of Sidney Volunteer Firefighters and Sidney Lions.
Currently, the Moores live and farm where Kosciusko, Whitley and Wabash counties meet. She has lived with her husband in this area for 38 years.