Indian-American woman Aruna Miller has became the first immigrant to hold the office of Lieutenant Governor in Maryland, Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. She stated that residents of Maryland chose Wes Moore as their Governor while she secured victory in the race to become Lieutenant Governor. Ms Miller, who is a former executive director of Indian American Impact, was endorsed by the organization, which supports Indian-American representation at every level of government. She also had the support and endorsement by important Indian-American organizations and people.
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Career of Aruna Miller:
- The 58-year-old Democrat is said to have her roots in Hyderabad and immigrated to the United States from India when she was 7.
- She graduated from the Missouri University of Science and Technology with a degree in civil engineering in 1989, and worked for 25 years at the local Department of Transportation in Montgomery County.
- Aruna Miller represented District 15 in the Maryland House of Delegates from 2010 to 2018. She ran for Congress in 2018 in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District and secured the second spot among eight candidates. She is married to Dave Miller and they have three daughters. Aruna Miller resides in Montgomery County with her family.