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|Michigan House of Representatives District 56|
|Years of service||c. 1970|
|Birthday||January 5, 1951|
|Profession||Retired auto worker/filmmaker/author|
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.
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.
|Michigan House of Representatives, District 56 Democratic Primary, 2012|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Joe + Astro + Michigan + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Vote411, Michigan House District 056, retrieved August 7, 2012
- Amazon.com, listing for Showdown, retrieved August 7, 2012
- Committee for Joe Astro, "Mission," accessed August 7, 2012
- Michigan Department of State, "2012 Unofficial Michigan Primary Candidate Listing," accessed June 6, 2012
- Associated Press, "Michigan - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012
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