The Candidate: Richard Morthland
The Race: Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 71st District
The Competition: Mike Smiddy
The Buzz: According to his campaign website, Morthland is a "family man, a farmer, and an educator," serving his first term as representative for the 71st House District. He is also an adjunct professor of communications at Black Hawk College and a member of the Illinois Federation of Teachers.
Morthland recently introduced a bill in hopes to once again legalize horse slaughter in Illinois.