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Richard Morthland

Republican Party Candidate for Illinois State Representative in the 71st District

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Richard Morthland

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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.

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