John Astle
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John Astle

Democrat

American politician

Annapolis, Maryland

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John Astle

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John Astle (born March 31, 1943) is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He served four terms in the Maryland State Senate and three terms in the Maryland House of Delegates representing Maryland's District 30 in Anne Arundel County.

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Experience

Education

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Catholic University of America
Graduate Studies
1972 - 1974
Marshall University
BA Sociology
1966

Past Positions

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Senator
Maryland State Senate
1994 - 2019
Chair
Anne Arundel County Delegation, Maryland State Senate
1998 - 2001
Assistant Deputy Majority Whip
Maryland State Senate
1999
Deputy Majority Whip
Maryland State Senate
1998
Delegate
Maryland State House of Delegates
1983 - 1994
Chair
Anne Arundel County Delegation, Maryland State House of Delegates
1986 - 1991
Medical Evacuation Helicopter Pilot
Washington Hospital Center
1985 - 2005
Colonel
United States Marine Corps Reserve
1975 - 1996
Captain
United States Marine Corps
1966 - 1975
Presidential Helicopter Pilot
White House Support Staff
1971 - 1974

Other Experience

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Member
Board of Trustees, Chesapeake Bay Trust
2003 - Current
Member
American Legion
Member
Safari Club International
Member
National Rifle Association
Member
Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association
Member
Disabled American Veterans
Member
Board of Directors, Maryland Patient Safety Center, 2007-present
Member
Advisory Board, Maryland Patient Safety Center
Member
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Member
Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review, Maryland General Assembly
2011 - 2017
Member
Task Force on Educational Issues Affecting Military Children
2008 - 2009
Member
Joint Technology Oversight Committee, Maryland State Oversight Committee
2000 - 2009
Member
Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options, Maryland State Senate
2007 - 2009
Chair
Task Force to Study the Boating Industry in Maryland
2007 - 2008
Member
Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, Maryland State Senate
2007
Member
Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay
2005 - 2006
Member
Special Commission on Electric Utility Deregulation Implementation, Maryland State Senate
2005 - 2006
Member
Governor's Commission for Protecting the Chesapeake Bay through Sustainable Forestry
2004 - 2006
Member
Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay
2005 - Current
Member
Joint Legislative Task Force on Small-Group Market Health Insurance, Maryland State Senate
2005 - 2007
Member
Task Force on Assistance to Disabled Veterans Establishing Small Businesses
2005
Chair
Senate Select Committee No. 9, Anne Arundel County
2004 - Current
Member
Maryland Tourism Development Board
2004 - Current
Member
Governor's Commission for Protecting the Chesapeake Bay through Sustainable Forestry
2004 - Current
Member
Maryland Veterans Caucus
2004 - Current
President
National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses
2004 - Current
Member
Task Force to Study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries
2002 - 2004
Member
Planning Council
2003 - Current
Member
Maryland Military Installations Strategic Planning Council
2003 - 2006
Member
Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer, Maryland State Senate
2003
Member
Division of Labor and Industry Sunset Evaluation Work Group
2003
Member
Governor's Commission on the Structure and Efficiency of State Government
2003
Chair
Department of Natural Resources Special Funds Work Group, Maryland State Senate
2002 - 2003
Member
Task Force to Study Possible Benefits of Owner-Controlled Insurance Programs
2002
Senate Chair
Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
2001 - Current
Co-Chair
Task Force to Study Modernization of Credit Union Law
1999 - 2001
Member
Environmental Noise Advisory Council
2000 - Current
Chair
Finance Committee Unemployment Insurance Benefits-Adjustment Work Group, Maryland State Senate
1999 - 2000
Member
Home Builders Registration Work Group, Maryland State Senate
1999 - 2000
Member
State Commission on the Capital City
1999 - Current
Member
Welfare Reform Subcommittee, Maryland State Senate
1995 - 1999
Member
Advisory Committee to Study Funding Mechanisms for the Maryland Insurance Administration
1997 - 1998
Co-Chair
Task Force to Examine the Mortgage Lending Business
1997
Member
Task Force to Study Patient and Provider Appeal and Grievance Mechanisms
1996
Member
Joint Committee on Federal Relations, Maryland State Senate
1995 - 1996
Member
Task Force to Examine Liability Insurance on Rental Vehicles
1996
Member
Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, Maryland State Senate
1995 - 2003
Member
Commerce and Government Matters Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
1994 - 1995
Member
Task Force on Dual Office-Holding by Public Employees
1995
Member
Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Task Force
1995
Vice Chair
Capital Budget Subcommittee, Maryland State House of Delegates
1986 - 1993
Member
Joint Expenditure Study Group on Law Enforcement and Transportation, Maryland State House of Delegates
1991
Member
Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, Maryland State House of Delegates
1987 - 1994
Member
Appropriations Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
1986 - 1993
Vice Chair
Subcommittee on Law Enforcement and Transportation, Maryland State House of Delegates
1986 - 1993
Member
Economic Matters Committee, Maryland State House of Delegates
1983 - 1985
Member
Energy and Environment Committee, Southern Legislative Conference, 2008-present
Member
Energy and Electric Utilities Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures. 2008-present
Member
Agriculture and Energy Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2008-present
Member
Environment Committee, National Conference of State Legislatures, 2008-present
Member
Maryland State Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, 2010-present
Member
Maryland Military Installation Council, 2006-present
Former Member
Transportation Subcommittee, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Health Subcommittee, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Policy Committee, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Rules Committee, Maryland State Senate
Former Member
Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee, Maryland State Senate
Former Vice Chair
Finance Committee, Maryland State Senate