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JOHN C. ASTLE, Democrat, District 30, Anne Arundel County.

Member of Senate since 1995. Deputy Majority Whip, 1998-. Member, Finance Committee, 1995- (welfare reform subcommittee); Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1995-. Member, Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 1995-96. Chair, Anne Arundel County Senate Delegation, 1998-.

Member, House of Delegates, 1983-94. Member, Appropriations Committee, 1987-93 (vice-chair, capital budget subcommittee; vice-chair, budget subcommittee on law enforcement & transportation); Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1987-94; Special Joint Committee on Energy Pricing, 1990-91; Joint Expenditure Study Group on Law Enforcement and Transportation, 1991; Commerce and Government Matters Committee, 1994. Chair, Anne Arundel County Delegation, 1986-91.

Member, Task Force on Dual Office-Holding by Public Employees, 1995; Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Task Force, 1995; Task Force to Examine Liability Insurance on Rental Vehicles, 1996; Task Force to Study Patient and Provider Appeal and Grievance Mechanisms, 1996; Advisory Committee to Study Funding Mechanisms for the Maryland Insurance Administration, 1997-. Co-Chair, Task Force to Examine the Mortgage Lending Business, 1997.

Born in Charles Town, West Virginia, March 31, 1943. Attended Barboursville High School, Barboursville, West Virginia; Marshall University, B.A., 1966; Catholic University of America, graduate studies, 1972-74. Employed in aviation. Served in U.S. Marine Corps, captain, 1966-75 (31 air medals, 2 purple hearts, presidential service badge); assigned to White House support staff (Presidential helicopter pilot) for three and one-half years. Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Member, Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Married; two children.

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