John C. Astle
|Member of the Maryland Senate|
from the 30th district
|Assumed office |
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates|
from the 30th district
|Born||March 31, 1943|
Charles Town, West Virginia
|Education||Marshall University, B.A., sociology, 1966|
Catholic University of America, graduate studies, 1972–74
|Occupation||Military pilot (retired)|
|Awards||Legion of Merit |
Purple Heart (2)
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||U.S. Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1961–1996|
John Astle (born March 31, 1943) is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He is currently serving in his 4th term in the Maryland State Senate, representing Maryland's District 30 in Anne Arundel County.
Astle was born in Charles Town, West Virginia and grew up in Barboursville. He graduated in 1966 from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia and attended the Catholic University of America.
Military service — United States Marine Corps
He joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1961 and received a commission as an officer in the Marine Corps through its Platoon Leaders Class program upon graduation from Marshall. He was a Naval Aviator flying helicopters and left active duty with the rank of Captain. He also flew the Presidential helicopter for three and a half years.
- 1990 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 30
- Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome John C. Astle, Dem. 18,009 23% Won Aris Allen, Rep. 16,951 22% Won Michael E. Busch, Dem. 16,104 18% Won Edith Segree, Dem. 14,341 18% Lost Phillip Bissett, Rep. 13,321 17% Lost
- "Senator Astle Bio". Maryland General Assembly. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
- "John C. Astle, Maryland State Senator". Maryland Manual On-Line. Maryland State Archives. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
- Cook, Chase (January 17, 2017). "Annapolis senator John Astle to run for mayor". The Capital. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
- Kurtz, Josh (September 19, 2017). "Sen. Astle Loses Mayoral Primary; Gutierrez Moves On, Hettleman Stays Put". Maryland Matters. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
- Cook, Chase (September 19, 2017). "Gavin Buckley wins Democratic primary over Astle, to face Pantelides". The Capital. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
- "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved November 7, 2007.
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