|Maryland State Senate District 30|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||19|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Maryland State House of Delegates|
|Bachelor's||Marshall University, 1966|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1966-1975|
|Birthday||March 31, 1943|
|Place of birth||Charles Town, West Virginia|
Astle served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1983 to 1995.
Astle earned his B.A. in Sociology from Marshall University in 1966. He served in the United States Marine Corps both on active duty and in the reserves.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Astle served on these committees:
- Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review
- Finance, Vice Chair
- Information Technology and Biotechnology
- Subcommittee on Health
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Astle served on these committees:
- Finance Committee (Vice-Chair)
- Legislative Policy Committee
- Information Technology & Biotechnology
- See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate will consist of a primary election on June 24, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent John Astle is unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Eric Knowles will face Don Quinn in the Republican primary.
- See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010
|Maryland State Senate, District 30 (2010) General Election|
|John Astle (D)||25,285||51.2%|
|Ron Elfenbein (R)||24,146||48.8%|
Astle raised $200,947 for his campaign.
|Maryland Senate, District 30|
|John Astle (D)||24,999||52.9%|
|Herb McMillan (R)||22,216||47.0%|
In 2010, a year in which Astle was up for re-election, he raised $178,130 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Maryland Education Association||$4,875|
|Maryland Realtors Association||$4,500|
|Friends of Rob Garagiola||$4,000|
|Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributors Association||$4,000|
In 2006 John Astle collected $200,947 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2006 were:
|Supporters of Thomas Mac Middleton||$6,000|
|Friends of Paula Hollinger||$5,000|
|Maryland Realtors Association||$4,750|
|Mid-Atlantic Medical Services||$4,250|
Astle is married and has two children.
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- Senator Astle's website
- Official Maryland State Senate website
- Project Vote Smart summary
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 1998
- Senator Astle's facebook
- State Surge profile - legislative and voting track record
- Maryland Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 3, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections - 2010 Election results
- [http://www.elections.state.md.us/elections/2006/results/general/office_State_Senator.html Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2006 Gubernatorial General Election results for State Senator," accessed February 24, 2014
- Follow the Money's report on Astle's 2006 campaign contributions
- Maryland 2010 campaign contributions, Follow the Money
- 2006 contributors to John Astle
- John C. Astle, Maryland State Senator
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