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}}{{tnr}}'''Joe Astro''' (born January 5, 1951) was a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 56|District 56]] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]].
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Joe Astro''' (born January 5, 1951) was a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012#District 56|District 56]] of the [[Michigan House of Representatives]].
  
Astro, a licensed Realtor and commercial truck driver, retired from the Ford Motor Company after 2005. Since then, he has become a filmmaker, claiming to have studied under the likes of screenwriters Syd Field and Oliver Stone. He is the author of ''Showdown'', a fiction novel which is described as "a well researched Cannabis Expose'" (sic). He studied at Monroe County Community College.<ref name="vote">[http://onyourballot.vote411.org/candidate-detail.do?id=10446033 ''Vote411'', Michigan House District 056, retrieved August 7, 2012.]</ref><ref>[http://www.amazon.com/Showdown-Joe-Astro/dp/0967085233 ''Amazon.com'', listing for ''Showdown'', retrieved August 7, 2012.]</ref>
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Astro, a licensed Realtor and commercial truck driver, retired from the Ford Motor Company after 2005. Since then, he has become a filmmaker, claiming to have studied under the likes of screenwriters Syd Field and Oliver Stone. He is the author of ''Showdown'', a fiction novel which is described as "a well researched Cannabis Expose'" (sic). He studied at Monroe County Community College.<ref name="vote">[http://onyourballot.vote411.org/candidate-detail.do?id=10446033 ''Vote411'', Michigan House District 056, retrieved August 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.amazon.com/Showdown-Joe-Astro/dp/0967085233 ''Amazon.com'', listing for ''Showdown'', retrieved August 7, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Astro considers himself a "Progressive Democrat."  His populist platform includes banking reform, increased education funding, public works, accountability from government officials, a simplified tax system, and more ethanol plants.<ref>[http://www.committeeforjoeastro.com/Mission.html ''Committee for Joe Astro'', "Mission," retrieved August 7, 2012.]</ref>
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Astro considers himself a "Progressive Democrat."  His populist platform includes banking reform, increased education funding, public works, accountability from government officials, a simplified tax system, and more ethanol plants.<ref>[http://www.committeeforjoeastro.com/Mission.html ''Committee for Joe Astro'', "Mission," accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012]]''
  
Astro ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 56. He was defeated by [[Larry Crider]] in the Democratic primary on August 7.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'' "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," Accessed June 6, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," Accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
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Astro ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]] for [[Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012|Michigan House of Representatives]] District 56. He was defeated by [[Larry Crider]] in the Democratic primary on August 7.<ref>[http://miboecfr.nictusa.com/election/candlist/12PRI/12PRI_CL.HTM ''Michigan Department of State'', "2012 Official Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed June 6, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/MI_State_House_0807.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012]</ref>
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
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Joe Astro
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 56
PartyDemocratic
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of servicec. 1970
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 5, 1951
ProfessionRetired auto worker/filmmaker/author
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Joe Astro (born January 5, 1951) was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 56 of the Michigan House of Representatives.

Astro, a licensed Realtor and commercial truck driver, retired from the Ford Motor Company after 2005. Since then, he has become a filmmaker, claiming to have studied under the likes of screenwriters Syd Field and Oliver Stone. He is the author of Showdown, a fiction novel which is described as "a well researched Cannabis Expose'" (sic). He studied at Monroe County Community College.[1][2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Astro considers himself a "Progressive Democrat." His populist platform includes banking reform, increased education funding, public works, accountability from government officials, a simplified tax system, and more ethanol plants.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Astro ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 56. He was defeated by Larry Crider in the Democratic primary on August 7.[4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 56 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLarry Crider 59.9% 2,986
Joe Astro 40.1% 2,000
Total Votes 4,986

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