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Representative Richard Morthland (R) - Previous General Assembly (97th)
71st District

Photograph of Representative  Richard Morthland (R)

Springfield Office:
208-N Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-3992
(217) 782-5201 FAX
District Office:
4416 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 762-3008
(309) 762-3045 FAX
Years served: 2011 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations-Higher Education; Public Utilities; Cities & Villages; Counties & Townships; Adoption Reform; Higher Education; Veterans' Affairs.

Biography: Educator and family farmer. B.A. in Communications from St. Ambrose University; pursuing M.A. in Communications. Professor of Speech Communications; taught courses at Black Hawk College, Scott Community College and Ashford University. Former member of the Rock Island County Board. Rich and his wife Betsey have been married for 31 years and are the proud parents of two daughters, Eliza and Bethany.

Associated Senator(s): Mike Jacobs