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'''Richard "Rich" Morthland''' (b. November 10, 1959) is currently serving on the Rock Island County Board. He is also a [[:Category:Republican candidate, Illinois House of Representatives, 2010|Republican candidate]] for [[Illinois House of Representatives|District 71 of the Illinois House of Representatives]].  He faced Democratic nominee [[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 is not running for re-election.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Richard "Rich" Morthland''' (b. November 10, 1959) is currently serving on the Rock Island County Board. He is also a [[:Category:Republican candidate, Illinois House of Representatives, 2010|Republican candidate]] for [[Illinois House of Representatives|District 71 of the Illinois House of Representatives]].  He faced Democratic nominee [[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 is not running for re-election.
  
 
Richard Morthland is a farmer, college professor, and County Board member in Rock Island County, Illinois.  
 
Richard Morthland is a farmer, college professor, and County Board member in Rock Island County, Illinois.  

Revision as of 16:19, 24 November 2010

Richard Morthland
Candidate for
Illinois State House, District 71
Representative-elect
Assumed office
2011
Current term ends
2013
Political party Republican
Richard "Rich" Morthland (b. November 10, 1959) is currently serving on the Rock Island County Board. He is also a Republican candidate for District 71 of the Illinois House of Representatives. He faced Democratic nominee Dennis Ahern in the November 2, 2010 general election for a seat that was held by incumbent Democrat Mike Boland, who is not running for re-election.

Richard Morthland is a farmer, college professor, and 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.

Political positions

Morthland can be described as a conservative Republican. He opposed the Rock Island County Board's controversial pay raises [2] He is also opposed to the creation of new taxes in Illinois and an increase of any income taxes [3]

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.

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References

  1. Richard Morthland campaign website
  2. WQAD, "Rock Island County Board Members getting pay raises", May 24, 2010.
  3. Chicago Tribune, "Editorial board endorsements"