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  |Name = Richard Morthland
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|Position = Illinois House of Representatives District 71
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}}{{tnr}}{{Retired candidate submit info}}'''Richard "Rich" Morthland''' (b. November 10, 1959) was a [[Republican]] member of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]], representing District 71 from 2011 to 2013.
  
 
Richard Morthland is a farmer, college professor, and former County Board member in Rock Island County, Illinois.  
 
Richard Morthland is a farmer, college professor, and former County Board member in Rock Island County, Illinois.  
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Morthland has a BA in Communications from St. Ambrose University, and a master’s degree in a communication-related field earned in Denver, Colorado.<ref>[http://www.electmorthland.com Richard Morthland campaign website]</ref>
 
Morthland has a BA in Communications from St. Ambrose University, and a master’s degree in a communication-related field earned in Denver, Colorado.<ref>[http://www.electmorthland.com Richard Morthland campaign website]</ref>
  
Morthland is a member of the Black Hawk College Speakers Bureau and the Farm Bureau.  
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Morthland is a member of the Black Hawk College Speakers Bureau and the Farm Bureau.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Morthland served on the following committees:
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* [[Adoption Reform Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Adoption Reform]]
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* [[Appropriations-Higher Education Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Appropriations-Higher Education]]
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* [[Cities & Villages Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Cities & Villages]]
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* [[Counties & Townships Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Counties & Townships]]
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* [[Higher Education Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Higher Education]]
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* [[Public Utilities Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Public Utilities]]
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* [[Veterans' Affairs Committee, Illinois House of Representatives|Veterans' Affairs]]
  
 
==Elections==
 
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
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Morthland ran for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012|Illinois House of Representatives]] District 71. Morthland was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was defeated by [[Mike Smiddy]] (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/InfoForCandidates.aspx ''Illinois State Board of Elections'' "Candidate List," December 5, 2011]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GPOfficialVote.pdf ''Illinois State Board of Elections,'' "Official 2012 Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2012GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois State Board of Elections, “Official Vote - November 6, 2012 General Election,” accessed January 18, 2013]</ref>
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===2010===
 
Morthland defeated Democrat [[Dennis Ahern]] in the [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010 general election]] for a seat that was held by incumbent Democrat [[Mike Boland]], who did not run for re-election.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results]</ref>
 
Morthland defeated Democrat [[Dennis Ahern]] in the [[Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010 general election]] for a seat that was held by incumbent Democrat [[Mike Boland]], who did not run for re-election.<ref>[http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/VoteTotals/2010GEOfficialVote.pdf Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results]</ref>
 
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==Campaign donors==
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In 2010, Morthland raised $377,128 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=IL&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref> 
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| House Republican Organization Of Illinois
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| Align="Right" | $86,723
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| Illinois Republican Party
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| Align="Right" | $59,740
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| Citizens To Elect Tom Cross
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| Align="Right" | $57,250
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| Illinois Health Care Association
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Morthland lives on a farm with his wife Betsey, to whom he has been married for 30 years. Both Morthlands are college professors who have travelled twice to the Czech Republic at their own expense to teach English to Czech children.
 
Morthland lives on a farm with his wife Betsey, to whom he has been married for 30 years. Both Morthlands are college professors who have travelled twice to the Czech Republic at their own expense to teach English to Czech children.
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==Scorecards==
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===Illinois Opportunity Project===
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::''See also: [[Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card]]''
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The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its '''Legislative Vote Card''', grading all members in both chambers of the [[Illinois General Assembly]] on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."<ref>[https://illinoisopportunity.org/the-project/ Illinois Opportunity Project, "The Project," accessed February 21, 2013]</ref><ref name="IOP">[http://illinoisopportunity.org/votecard/ Illinois Opportunity Project, Legislative Vote Card home page, accessed February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Morthland received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale.  His score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the [[Illinois House of Representatives]] included in the Vote Card.<ref name="IOP"/>
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==Recent news==
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*[http://www.electmorthland.com/ Morthland's campaign website]
 
*[http://www.electmorthland.com/ Morthland's campaign website]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=115685 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=115685 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=115685 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=117022 2010]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rich-Morthland/283620745250 Morthland's campaign facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rich-Morthland/283620745250 Morthland's campaign facebook]
*[http://twitter.com/richmorthland Morthland's twitter]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 02:51, 19 March 2013

Richard Morthland
Richard Morthland.jpg
Illinois House of Representatives District 71
Former member
In office
January 12, 2011 - January 9, 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolRiverdale High School
Bachelor'sBlack Hawk College
Master'sDenver Seminary
Personal
ProfessionAdjunct professor, farmer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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Richard "Rich" Morthland (b. November 10, 1959) was a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing District 71 from 2011 to 2013.

Richard Morthland is a farmer, college professor, and former County Board member in Rock Island County, Illinois.

Morthland has a BA in Communications from St. Ambrose University, and a master’s degree in a communication-related field earned in Denver, Colorado.[1]

Morthland is a member of the Black Hawk College Speakers Bureau and the Farm Bureau.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Morthland served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Illinois House of Representatives elections, 2012

Morthland ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Illinois House of Representatives District 71. Morthland was unopposed in the March 20 Republican primary and was defeated by Mike Smiddy (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike Smiddy 52.1% 25,011
     Republican Richard Morthland Incumbent 47.9% 23,037
Total Votes 48,048


2010

Morthland defeated Democrat Dennis Ahern in the November 2, 2010 general election for a seat that was held by incumbent Democrat Mike Boland, who did not run for re-election.[5]

Illinois House of Representatives, District 71 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Morthland (R) 20,376 58.01%
Dennis Ahern (D) 14,750 41.99%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Morthland raised $377,128 in contributions. [6]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
House Republican Organization Of Illinois $86,723
Illinois Republican Party $59,740
Citizens To Elect Tom Cross $57,250
Illinois Health Care Association $32,219

Political positions

Morthland can be described as a conservative Republican. He opposed the Rock Island County Board's controversial pay raises [7] He is also opposed to the creation of new taxes in Illinois and an increase of any income taxes [8]

Personal

Morthland lives on a farm with his wife Betsey, to whom he has been married for 30 years. Both Morthlands are college professors who have travelled twice to the Czech Republic at their own expense to teach English to Czech children.

Scorecards

Illinois Opportunity Project

See also: Illinois Opportunity Project's Legislative Vote Card

The Illinois Opportunity Project, "an independent research and public policy enterprise that promotes legislative solutions in advance of free markets and free minds," annually releases its Legislative Vote Card, grading all members in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly on the basis of their support of "pro-growth economic policies that increase personal freedom and reign in expansive government."[9][10]

2012

Morthland received a score of 75.00 out of 100 in 2012 for a grade of B- according to the IOP’s grading scale. His score was tied for the 12th highest among all 120 members of the Illinois House of Representatives included in the Vote Card.[10]

Recent news

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Preceded by
Mike Boland (D)
Illinois House of Representatives District 71
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Mike Smiddy (D)