|Illinois State House, District 71|
| Assumed office|
January 12, 2011
| Current term ends|
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.
Morthland is a member of the Black Hawk College Speakers Bureau and the Farm Bureau.
|Illinois House of Representatives, District 71 (2010)|
|Richard Morthland (R)||20,376||58.01%|
|Dennis Ahern (D)||14,750||41.99%|
Morthland can be described as a conservative Republican. He opposed the Rock Island County Board's controversial pay raises  He is also opposed to the creation of new taxes in Illinois and an increase of any income taxes 
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.
- Illinois House of Representatives - Richard Morthland
- Morthland's campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Morthland's campaign facebook
- Morthland's twitter
- Richard Morthland campaign website
- Illinois Official 2010 General Election Results
- WQAD, "Rock Island County Board Members getting pay raises", May 24, 2010.
- Chicago Tribune, "Editorial board endorsements"
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