County board member's hat in ring for lt. governor

Rich Morthland is gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives' running mate

Today was the final day for Illinois candidates to file to appear on the March primary ballot and among those filing just under the wire, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives of Wheaton and her running-mate, Rock Island County Board member and former Illinois state representative Rich Morthland.  

Morthland has been a farmer and has taught at Black Hawk College, Scott Community College and Ashford University.  

Ives is a member of the Illinois State House from Wheaton. She reportedly claims she was ‘drafted’ to run against current Governor Bruce Rauner by conservatives around Illinois.

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