Democratic candidate announces bid for Wakarusa Town Council

WAKARUSA, Ind. - Democrat Scott Weldy announced Wednesday his candidacy for Wakarusa Town Council, Ward 2. Weldy's bid marks the first time in over a decade that a democrat has run for municipal office in the town.

Weldy, a Wakarusa native, is head of Weldy Insurance, a family-owned business founded in the 1970s.

He graduated from Northwood High School in 1993 and Taylor University in 1997.

For years, Weldy worked in the photography business before moving into insurance full time in 2002.

Weldy is a member of ACT Nappanee-Wakarusa, a club for democrat, independent and progressive voters.

In 2021, he helped obtain a grant for Wakarusa's Little Free Library Impact program.

“In Wakarusa, we can’t keep re-living the past governmentally; we must move forward and find ways to entice more people to move here,” Scott says. “Our future as a thriving town is to expand and diversify our population and add jobs and other opportunities for everyone. Wakarusa should be able to embrace both the advantages of small-town life as well as becoming a progressive and welcoming community.”

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