Senator John C. Astle

2019 Regular Session

District 30, Anne Arundel County

Senator John C. Astle
Annapolis Address:123 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3578 | 301-858-3578 | Toll-free in MD: 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3578
Fax: 410-841-3156
Interim Address:123 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-841-3578
Fax: 410-841-3156
Contact:Contact Online or send email to:
Tenure:First elected to the Senate in 1994. Member of the Senate since 1995.
Current Assignments:2003- Vice Chair, Finance Committee (Member, 1995-)
2003- Health Subcommittee of the Finance Committee
2015- Transportation Subcommittee of the Finance Committee
2015- Rules Committee
2003- Legislative Policy Committee
2004- Maryland Veterans Caucus (Vice-Chair, 2015)
2004- Chair, Senate Select Committee No. 9, Anne Arundel County
Party Affiliation:Democrat

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Past Senate Service
2014-2017Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology
2011-2017Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review (AELR)
2007-2009Blue Ribbon Commission to Study Retiree Health-Care Funding Options
2000-2009Joint Technology Oversight Committee
2007, 2003Joint Committee on the Selection of the State Treasurer
2009-2014Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee
2014Joint Committee on The Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Areas
2005-2007Joint Legislative Task Force on Small-Group Market Health Insurance
2005-2006Special Commission on Electric Utility Deregulation Implementation
2002-2004Task Force to Study the Economic Development of the Maryland Seafood and Aquaculture Industries
2002-2003Chair, Department of Natural Resources Special Funds Work Group
1999-2014Joint Audit Committee
1995-2003Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
1998-2001Chair, Anne Arundel County Senate Delegation
1999-2000Chair, Finance Committee Unemployment Insurance Benefits-Adjustment Work Group
1999-2000Home Builders Registration Work Group of the Finance Committee
1999Assistant Deputy Majority Whip
1995-1999Senate Finance Committee Welfare Reform Subcommittee
1998Deputy Majority Whip
1995-1996Joint Committee on Federal Relations
1995Task Force on Dual Office-Holding by Public Employees
1995Maryland Occupational Safety & Health Task Force
Past House Service 1983-1995
1994-1995Commerce and Government Matters Committee
1983-1995District 30 representative
1987-1994Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics
1986-1993Appropriations Committee
1986-1993Vice Chair Capital Budget Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee
1986-1993Vice Chair, Subcommittee on Law Enforcement & Transportation of the Appropriations Committee
1991Joint Expenditure Study Group on Law Enforcement and Transportation
1986-1991Chair, Anne Arundel County Delegation
1983-1985Economic Matters Committee
Public Service
2010-Maryland State Council on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
2008-2009Task Force on Educational Issues Affecting Military Children
2008-Southern Legislative Conference, Energy & Environment Committee
2008-National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Agriculture & Energy Committee
2008-NCSL Environment Committee
2008-NCSL Energy & Electric Utilities Committee
2007-2008Chair, Task Force to Study the Boating Industry in Maryland
2007-2008NCSL Agriculture, Environment & Energy Committee
2006-Maryland Military Installation Council
2005-2006Task Force on Traffic Capacity Across the Chesapeake Bay
2004-2006Governor's Commission for Protecting the Chesapeake Bay through Sustainable Forestry
2003-2006Maryland Military Installations Strategic Planning Council
2005Task Force on Assistance to Disabled Veterans Establishing Small Businesses
2000-2005Environmental Noise Advisory Council
2004-Maryland Tourism Development Board
2003-Board of Trustees, Chesapeake Bay Trust
2003Division of Labor and Industry Sunset Evaluation Work Group
2003Governor's Commission on the Structure & Efficiency of State Government
2002Task Force to Study Possible Benefits of Owner-Controlled Insurance Programs
1999-2001Co-Chair, Task Force to Study Modernization of Credit Union Law
1999-Member, State Commission on the Capital City
1997-1998Advisory Committee to Study Funding Mechanisms for the Maryland Insurance Administration
1997Co-Chair, Task Force to Examine the Mortgage Lending Business
1996Task Force to Study Patient & Provider Appeal & Grievance Mechanisms
1996Task Force to Examine Liability Insurance on Rental Vehicles
2017-Maryland Military Installation Legislative Caucus
2004-Maryland Veterans Caucus
2004-President, National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses
2001-Senate Chair, Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus
Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association
American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Disabled American Veterans
National Rifle Association
Safari Club International (State Legislator of the Year, 2005)
Board of Directors, Maryland Patient Safety Center
Legion of Merit
2 Purple Hearts
Meritorious Service Medal
31 air medals
Presidential Service Badge
Biographical Information
Born, Charles Town, West Virginia, March 31, 1943
Barboursville High School, Barboursville, West Virginia
Marshall University, B.A., sociology, 1966
Catholic University of America, graduate studies, 1972–74
U. S. Marine Corps, 1966–75, Captain. White House Presidential helicopter pilot for 3½ years; U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1975–96; retired as Colonel
Medical evacuation helicopter pilot, Washington Hospital Center, 1985-2005
Married; 2 children; 3 grandchildren

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