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|Michigan House of Representatives District 56|
|Years of service||c. 1970|
|Date of birth||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.
Astro is running in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 56. He is running against Larry Crider in the Democratic primary on August 7. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. 
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