Reahard Announces He Will Be A Candidate For State Rep. District 18

Russell Reahard. (Photo via Russell Reahard for Indiana House Facebook page)

Russell “Russ” Reahard announced he will again seek the Indiana House of Representatives District 18 seat, currently held by Dave Wolkins.

According to a news release provided Friday, Reahard filed to be a candidate Wednesday.

The district includes Wabash County and parts of Kosciusko, Grant and Miami counties.

Born in Wabash, he received his bachelor’s degree from Manchester University and did graduate study at the University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech.

The release states he contributes to the community through two Kiwanis Clubs, mission work teams, community choir, worship services and as president of North Manchester Fellowship of Churches.

Reahard is a “Constitutional conservative and seeks to uphold the sanctity of life from conception until natural death. He will also defend the Second Amendment,” the release states. He believes in “low taxes, balanced budgets and fiscal responsibility” and in “treating the root causes of drug addiction, crime and suicide in society.”

If elected, the release states Reahard plans to “be a voice for the voiceless, a protector for orphans and those who are weak and powerless to protect themselves,” especially the 8,000 unborn “murdered each year in Indiana through abortion.”

To learn more about his campaign, like him on Facebook at “Russell Reahard for Indiana House” or email at