It is an honor to serve the people of District 18. I believe that the best government is a small government. We need to end the bureaucracy and red tape and allow Hoosiers to make decisions for themselves. These beliefs have shaped how I govern and will continue to do so.
My website is designed to provide a link between the district and the Statehouse. The links section provides many tools to learning more about District 18 and should serve as a guide to local government.
Feel free to contact me with an questions or concerns. I appreciate your input and support.
David A. Wolkins
Indiana House of Representatives: 1988-Present
House District 18: Wabash County and portions of Kosciusko, Miami, and Grant Counties
Address: 277 S 325 E, Warsaw, IN 46582
Toll-free Statehouse: (800) 382-9841
Direct Line: (317) 232-9671
Environmental Affairs, Chairman
Select Committee on Government Reduction, Vice Chair
Government and Regulatory Reform
B.S. from Greenville College
M.S. from St. Francis College
Served 18 Years on the Winona Lake Town Board, as President and Vice-President
State Representative David Wolkins has had a constant focus on eminent domain since 2003. He has been devoted to creating legislation that would clarify the law and protect property owners' rights. During the 2006 legislative session, he authored House Enrolled Act 1010 (HEA 1010), which makes it more difficult for the government to seize property through eminent domain laws by more clearly defining requirements of property acquisition.
Rep. Wolkins received his Bachelor of Science from Greenville College and his Masters from St. Francis College. After completing his formal education, he was a school teacher from 1965 to 1977. He was a very active teacher, who coached cross country and the track team. In 1977, Wolkins decided to go into business for himself and 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. Even with his busy schedule and many careers, he managed to dedicate 18 years to the Winona Lake Town Board. During his tenure on the town board, he served as President and Vice President.
Currently, the Wolkins family resides in Winona Lake, Indiana. Rep. Wolkins is married to Candace Wolkins and they have a son named Matthew. The family attends the Free Methodist Church.
House District 18 consists of all of Wabash County and portions of Kosciusko, Miami and Grant counties in north central Indiana.
STATEHOUSE — State Representative Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) authored legislation that allows mini-trucks to be driven on Indiana roads, excluding interstate highways. House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1047 was recently signed into law by Governor Mike Pence.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) authored a resolution to honor Arc of Wabash County at the Statehouse. For 60 years, Arc of Wabash County has consistently provided services and opportunities for persons with disabilities to live meaningful lives.
STATEHOUSE — State Representative Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) authored House Bill (HB) 1350 which would increase government efficiency by providing the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) greater flexibility to manage their day-to-day operations. The bill passed unanimously out of the Indiana House of Representatives on Thursday.
STATEHOUSE – State Representative Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw), fellow legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse Thursday in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to raise awareness of the fight against cancer.
STATEHOUSE — State Representative Dave Wolkins (R-Warsaw) authored legislation that allows mini-trucks to be driven on some Indiana roads, which passed the Indiana House of Representatives on Thursday with a 88-3 vote and will now be considered by the Senate for further discussion and debate.