Astle Slams Pantelides’ Order to Silence Trump Dissent

In a statement today, Democratic Mayoral candidate John Astle was sharply critical of a recent email Republican Mayor Mike Pantelides dictated to city department heads that forbids them from offering opinions or comments on social media about President Trump and other issues Pantelides considers “national” in nature. According to published reports, Pantelides’s email was in response to a Facebook post Annapolis Police Chief Scott Baker posted to…

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Astle Officially Announces Mayoral Run

Sen. John Astle officially announced his run for mayor on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his campaign launch held at the Mount Olive AME Church. Among the many topics discussed, Astle made clear how Annapolis will benefit from years of experience and leadership inside the Senate. Read the full article here. (this article was written by Chase Cook and published by the Capital Gazette on June 21,…

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As Mayor, Astle Vows to Uphold Paris Climate Agreement

Today, Senator John Astle announced that if elected Mayor, he will honor and uphold the historic commitments enshrined in the Paris Climate Agreement. “Denying the science of climate change is dangerous for our city and for our future.  As Mayor of Annapolis, I will work towards a clean energy economy and meeting critical climate goals.  If the federal government will not lead, we will,” he said. Sen. Astle is…

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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

In 2015, at the request of Hospice of the Chesapeake’s We Honor Veterans Committee, legislation to make March 30 Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day in Maryland was introduced by state Sen. John Astle and was the first bill signed into law by Gov. Larry Hogan.   Watch the Hospice of the Chesapeake Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day from Hospice of the Chesapeake on Vimeo.

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Candidates share their views

Astle was part of a forum at the Asbury Church on Tuesday, April 25th involving fellow mayoral candidates Nevin Young (Republican) and Gavin Buckely (Democrat). Mike Pantelides, Annapolis’ current mayor, was unable to attend due to prior engagements. Topics ranged from “parking, business and historic preservation…as three out of four candidates discussed the downtown business climate and took questions from an audience of Ward One…

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Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran’s Day

Senator John Astle joined 1,100 people (including 424 Vietnam War veterans) at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt on March 30 in a celebration of the state’s annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran’s Day hosted by the Hospice of Chesapeake. Astle was part of a 2015 legislation that made March 30 come Home Vietnam Veterans Day in Maryland. Read the full article here. (This article was written by Elyzabeth…

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Astle Lecture Series Speaker Announced for 2017

The Severn School proudly announced on March 25th this year’s David Astle Memorial Lecture Series speaker to be Corporal William “Kyle” Carpenter. Carpenter (27) is the youngest living Medal of Honor recipient. The lecture series honors the life of Senator and Mrs. John Astle’s late son, David Sheridan Astle, who tragically passed away in a car accident at the age of 23. Read the full…

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Astle Votes to Improve AAC Board of Education

Senator Astle voted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 to create a hybrid Anne Arundel County Board of Education, which proposed the expansion of the board from nine to 11 members. Astle was quoted by the Capital Gazette in saying, “we have to do something about the school board. I think we’ve got to get it together — the public is demanding an answer.” Read the…

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Senator John Astle Announces Mayoral Run

Sen. John Astle, D-Annapolis, confirmed his running for mayor Tuesday, January 17, 2017. He was quoted by the Capital Gazette in saying, “I’ve lived in this community, and it is my home. I want to bring my experience.” Read the full article here.   (This article was written by Chase Cook and originally published by the Capital Gazette on January 17, 2017.)

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Astle Views High School Students’ Vietnam War Documentary

Maryland state Senator John Astle and Hospice of the Chesapeake honored Annapolis High School students and staff on June 9, 2016 that produced Voices of Vietnam, a documentary featuring interviews with veterans. The film made its debut on Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day celebration on March 30 at Hospice of the Chesapeake. Read the full article here.   (This article was written and published by the Capital Gazette…

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