About Aruna Miller

Meet Aruna

Aruna Miller was elected in 2010 to represent the 15th Legislative District in the Maryland House of Delegates and serves on the Ways & Means Committee where she sits on revenue, transportation, and education subcommittees.


While in the House of Delegates Aruna has been a champion of legislation to protect children and environment, and promote public safety. She has been the Primary Sponsor on several key pieces of legislation including:


•  Extending Statute of Limitation for minors to report the sexual offenses


•  Banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors


•  Banning the sale of Mephedrone a powerful hallucinogenic drug covertly sold as bath salts.


•  Ending the state mandated distribution of White Pages


•  Increasing the state wide teleworking goals for Maryland


•  & many more


Click Here to see a full list of Aruna’s legislative accomplishments.


Beyond her legislative agenda, Delegate Miller has been a highly active participant in several other key roles while serving in the Maryland General Assembly including:


•  An appointment by the Speaker of the House Aruna to serve in the bipartisan Business

   Climate Workgroup (as 1 of 10 state lawmakers) to author meaningful legislation focused

   on creating jobs and expanding opportunity and to develop legislation to foster Maryland’s

   business climate.


•  An appointment by Governor Martin O’Malley as a Commissioner to the Interstate

   Commission on the Potomac River Basin  whose mission is to enhance, protect, and conserve

   the water and associated land resources of the Potomac River and its tributaries through

   regional and interstate cooperation.


•  Playing an instrumental role in Maryland’s Governor Martin O’Malley’s trade mission to India

   in 2011, which brought back over 60 million dollars of business to the state of Maryland.


•  Serving as an Executive Board member of the Women’s Legislators of Maryland.


•  Serving as an Obama Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention.


Aruna received her degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri. Through her career as a Civil Engineer she has helped develop transportation solutions in Virginia, Hawaii, and California. Over the last 20 years Aruna has worked serving the citizens of Montgomery County where she has overseen programs that advanced access to schools, employment centers, and community facilities that are safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and those with disability.


Aruna has a long history of community & political activism.  In 2006, Aruna successfully ran to represent Montgomery County Democrats as an At-Large member of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee. As a member of the Central Committee, she helped initiate New Voter Education to motivate and mobilize young people to take advantage of their right to vote.

She also chaired Serving Our Communities (SOC), an initiative to strengthen communities with volunteers to promote core Democratic values such as healthcare, education, and protection of our environment.  SOC strives to cultivate leadership, philanthropy, and foster respect for all. To date, SOC has volunteered their talents to Women Who Care, The Tree House, S.H.A.R.E [Self Help and Resource Exchange], Montgomery County Homeless Coalition, and Friends of Sligo Creek.


Aruna maintains her activism in community organizations, including serving on the boards of:

•  The Black Rock Center for the Arts

•  The Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation

•  The Indian Biomedical Association.


She is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery (class of 2013)


Aruna and her husband, David have three daughters: Meena, Chloe, and Sasha who attend Montgomery County Public Schools.

About Legislation

Aruna Miller was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2010 and began her first term in 2011.


Delegate Miller serves on the  Ways and Means Committee, (revenues subcommittee, education subcommittee,  transportation subcommittee).  She is also a member of the Montgomery County Delegation Land Use and Transportation committee and serves on the executive board of the Women Legislators of Maryland.


Miller also serves as a member of the  Maryland Advisory Council for Virtual Learning and Maryland House Business Climate Work Group.


Below are bills sponsored Delegate Aruna Miller by year.


2014 Session Bills

2013 Session Bills

2012 Session Bills

2011 Session Bills




State Capital - Annapolis

State Nickname - Old Line State

State Song - Maryland, My Maryland

State Bird - Baltimore oriole

State Reptile - Diamondback Terrapin

State Fish - Rockfish (Striped Bass)

State Dinosaur - Astrodon johnstoni State Crustacean - Maryland Blue Crab

State Insect - Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

State Dog - Chesapeake Bay retriever

State Flower - Black-eyed Susan

State Tree - White oak

State Motto - "Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine" Manly Deeds, Womanly Words

Maryland District 15

District 15

Aruna Miller

Where is Maryland's Legislative District 15:


Maryland's Legislative District 15 is Montgomery County's largest  district both in terms of geographic area and population and  includes Boyds, Clarksburg, Darnestown, Germantown, Poolesville, Potomac, Dickerson, Barnesville, Beallesville as well as parts of Bethesda, Gaithersburg,  North Potomac, and Rockville.



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