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John Hosta
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Illinois, District 14
Elections and appointments
Next primaryMarch 18, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolHolland High School
Bachelor'sHope College
ProfessionAccount executive
Campaign website
John Hosta was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 14th Congressional District of Illinois.[1] He was defeated by Dennis Anderson in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[2]


Hosta earned his B.A. in business administration and economics from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.[3]


Hosta works at Merrill Lynch as an account executive.[4]


Campaign themes


Hosta listed the following issues on his campaign website:[5]

  • Environment
Excerpt: "Will Retain The Environmental Protection Agency
  • Economy
Excerpt: "Will Support strong measures to help regain U.S. Auto Manufacturers' Market Share"
  • Entitlement programs
Excerpt: "Will Preserve and Maintain Social Security Benefits"
Excerpt: "Will Guarantee Medicare Benefits"
Excerpt: "Will Uphold government outreach to poor, disabled, underprivileged"



See also: Illinois' 14th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hosta ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Illinois' 14th District.[1] He was defeated by Dennis Anderson in the Democratic primary on March 18, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Illinois District 14 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Anderson 65.8% 5,155
John Hosta 34.2% 2,678
Total Votes 7,833
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.


Hosta lives in Spring Grove, Illinois.[4]

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