Hosty named GOP state central committeeman

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Mark Hosty, a former Forest Park resident and village commissioner, property investor and manager of Healy's Westside, has added another role to his resume: Central Committeeman for the Illinois Republican Party for the 7th Congressional District.

Hosty, of River Forest, was one of 18 elected in April to serve in the four-year post, which maintains the Republican Party office in Springfield; assists candidates in general elections; fundraises for the party; and more. In the election, Hosty upset Carol Smith Donovan, who had served in the post for 13 years, and he also defeated Adrian Wright. Hosty did not respond to an interview request.   

"I want to see more Republican candidates; I want to see more Republican victories," he said in an interview with Chicago City Wire in April. "I want to see the values of the party, but I also want to see a check against the Democrats just doing what they want when they don't have a candidate running against them."

To qualify for the position, Hosty had to provide a copy of his voting history for the past three general elections as proof that he voted Republican; submit a letter of recommendation from an elected Republican official who resides in the 7th District; and a resume among other requirements. He can serve in the position for no more than eight years.

"We have to come behind our candidate for governor; we have to come behind all our candidates who are on the ballot in November and work for their election and keep the strength we have and grow from there," Hosty told Chicago City Wire.

"I ran because I want to be involved," he said, "and I want to see the Republican Party start to flourish in Illinois again. I want to get my feet wet and find out what that's going to take."

Nona Tepper

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Bill Dwyer  

Posted: October 17th, 2018 2:35 PM

You really don't get it John. I don't begrudge your brother his success. He works hard for it, much as you may need to think I believe otherwise. What I DO begrudge Mark Hosty is his dishonest, underhanded and boorish behavior in the public sphere. What really bothers you is that you can't refute the facts and the unflattering light they place your brother in. And that's just too bad for you.

John R. Hosty Jr.  

Posted: October 17th, 2018 10:17 AM

Congratulations Mark- your family & friends as well as those that elected you are proud of your hard work. While this is old news- it just makes Billy Boy Dwyer upset to see that you are successful after all his attempts to smear you. Keep your chin up and keep going!

Bill Dwyer  

Posted: October 16th, 2018 4:05 PM

Mark Hosty, who's clearly demonstrated his distain for our small d democratic processes, should be right at home on the Republican State Committee. He can not only ignore media requests for comment, he can ignore the actual voters themselves. Unlike the Democratic Central Committee, which for all its faults, requires candidates to face the full electorate, the GOP has seen fit since the mid 80s to require only that committee candidates concern themselves with the opinions of township committeemen. One winner this past April actually received numerous votes through acclamation. How's that for a party that doesn't care a whit about the views of the common person?

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