About Aruna Miller
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
• 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.
District 15 Representatives
Trivia Facts about MD
Miller Family (L to R): David, Sasha, Aruna, Chloe, Grandma Hema and Meena Pets: Kiwi, Lucy, Scout-Replace picture with Miller Family jpeg
Maryland General Assembly’s Freshman Class of 2010
Annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge (L to R) with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley
Delegate Aruna Miller makes an announcement
in the Maryland House of Delegates
New Delhi, India with Delegate Sam Arora, Governor Martin O’Malley, Majority Leader Delegate Kumar Barve, US Ambassador Dr. Peter Burleigh
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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.
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
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.
the capital of Maryland,
was the temporary capital of the United States
John Denver’s 70's classic hit "Take Me Home, Country Roads" was inspired by a drive on Clopper Road in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
In 1964, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, named after the famous bay region of the breed's origin, was declared the official dog of Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is one of only a few breeds actually developed in the United States. A dog is the only creature that loves you more than he loves himself.
Washington College, the first college in America named for George Washington, on the Eastern Shorein Chestertown was founded in 1782.
This was the only college named with the consent of Washington.
With a main span length of 1,200 feet, Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) in Baltimore is the second longest continuous truss bridge in the nation. Opened to traffic in 1977, the total cost for design, right-of-way and construction was $60.3 million. Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner". It currently carries over 31,000 vehicles per day.
The Ouija board
was invented in Baltimore by brothers, William and Isaac Fuld.
In 1892, William received a patent.
Paranormal or not?
To create the
District of Columbia,
Maryland donated 100% of its land. While Virginia had given some land, it took it all back. Thus, DC is really Maryland. Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology gave
Gaithersburg the designation
"Science Capital of the United States"
when the Bureau
moved to the area
In 2007, Mayor Sheila Dixon of Baltimore proclaimed August 9 as "Frank Zappa Day". The City dedicated a sculpture to the legendary musician, composer, author, film director and social icon who was born in Baltimore. Asked what her husband might have said about getting his own sculpture, Gail Zappa responded: "Frank might have said, 'Preposterous.' Zappa died of prostate cancer in 1993 at age 52 but the spirit of Frank Zappa is alive and well in Baltimore, Maryland.
10 largest cities:
(1) Baltimore, 620,961;
(2) Frederick, 65,239;
(3) Rockville, 61,209;
(4) Gaithersburg, 59,933;
(5) Bowie, 54,727;
(6) Hagerstown, 39,662;
(7) Annapolis, 38,394;
(8) College Park, 30,413;
(9) Salisbury, 30,343;
(10) Greenbelt, 23,068
their first black Congressman
Parren Mitchell was elected after a contentious primary battle against Samuel Friedel that was decided by 38 votes.
The Chesapeake Bay was created 36 million years ago by the impact of a space meteor. The Chesapeake Bay impact crater is the largest structure of its kind in the United States is the sixth-largest impact crater on Earth. The initial impact caused great devastation where millions of tons of water, sediment and broken rock was sent miles into the atmosphere. On the descent, it created a tsunami that was so large and powerful that it possibly covered the Blue Ridge Mountain range. The Chesapeake Bay is also the largest estuary (transition zone between river and ocean) in the United States.
David T. Abercrombie (1867-1931) born in Baltimore, Maryland was the original founder of Abercrombie & Fitch. A topographer and expert in the outdoors, Abercrombie opened the Company as New York's outfitter for the elite and later partnered up with co-founder Ezra Fitch - both men managed the Company through great years of success. His influence in the company remains strong even today and a brand in his name was released by the company in 1998 - Abercrombie. I am not sure whose idea it was to add the loud music, dark lighting, and heavy cologne smell to the stores.
2011 Maryland Top 15 Private Employers:
1. Johns Hopkins University, 27,000
2. Johns Hopkins Hospital & Health
3. Walmart, 17, 420
4. MedStar Health, 14,600
5. Giant Food, 13,260
6. Northrop Grumman, 10,980
7. Marriott International, 10,000
8. Verizon Maryland, 9,720
9. Lockheed Martin, 9,000
10. Constellation Energy Group, 7,400
11. LifeBridge Health, 7,400
12. UPS, 7,260
13. Target, 7,200
14. Safeway, 6,860
15. Home Depot, 6,620
The “Star Spangled Banner” was written by lawyer/poet Francis Scott Key who was born in Baltimore. He was inspired by the courageous defense made by American forces during the British attack of Fort McHenry on September 13, 1814 where he saw the 30-by-42-ft flag with 15 stars and stripes was still flying. First published under the title “Defense of Fort M'Henry,” the poem soon attained wide popularity. After circulating as a handbill, the lyrics were published in a Baltimore newspaper on Sept. 20, 1814. The “Star-spangled Banner" as the national anthem, its designation as such first became official by executive order of President Wilson in 1916. This order was confirmed by act of Congress in 1931.
The Preakness Stakes is an American flat Thoroughbred horse race held annually at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Maryland, on the 3rd Saturday of May every year and is used just once a year for the Preakness.
Maryland is now the wealthiest state in the union, as measured by median household income. Forbes Top 3 Maryland Billionaires: #486 John Marriott Jr Age: 74 Fortune: inherited Source: Marriott Hotels Net Worth: 1.6 billion Residence: Potomac, Maryland #512 Richard Marriott Age: 67 Fortune: inherited Source: Marriott Hotels Net Worth: 1.5 billion Residence: Potomac, Maryland #512 Bernard Saul II Age: 73 Fortune: inherited Source: Banking, real estate Net Worth: 1.5 billion Residence: Chevy Chase, Maryland.
The world’s oldest continually operating airport has survived two world wars, a depression, and several recessions. In October 8, 1909, the Wright Brothers established the College Park Airport when they taught Army officers to fly. College Park, Maryland--graduating future Maryland leaders and has been flying high longer than anywhere else in the world.
In 1969, Baltimore native Marvin Mandel becomes the first Jewish governor
of Maryland, chosen
by the legislature
after Spiro Agnew resigns to become U.S. Vice-President.
The popular Governor Mandel will go on to
be elected two more terms.
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