The money raised and spent by Forest Park commissioner candidates who formed campaign committees during the election were recently published by the Illinois State Board of Elections following the April 15 filing deadline. Last week, The Review reported on mayoral candidates Anthony Calderone and Marty Tellalian and commissioner candidates Mark Hosty and Tom Mannix.
Rory Hoskins, who was re-elected to a second term as commissioner, raised more money than any of the other candidates during the most recent filing period, between Jan. 1 and March 31, bringing in $7,917. During that period, he spent $8,217 (he already had $300 in his war chest from the previous filing period).
Ousted commissioner Mike Curry raised $5,987 during that time, but it didn’t help preserve his seat on the village board. One fourth of that money, or $1,532, came from Curry’s pocket. He spent a total of $6,096 but already had $193 at the beginning of the filing period.
Eric Connor totaled $5,038 and spent $4,009 between January and March; and teen candidate Matt Walsh accumulated $3,247 and used $1,728 of that sum in the last filing period of his unsuccessful run. Elsie Norberg’s campaign committee, “No Nonsense Norberg,” raised $1,540 and spent $1,462 between Feb. 2 and March 31.
Some of the candidates do not list where all of their money came from; according to state law, receipts less than $150 do not have to be reported.