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November 8, 2022
EMILYs List Congratulates Aruna Miller on Election as Maryland Lieutenant Governor
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulates Aruna Miller on her election as Maryland lieutenant governor. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is thrilled to congratulate Maryland’s newly elected lieutenant governor, Aruna Miller, on her historic election as the state’s first woman of color to hold the position. We’re honored to have stood with her in this critical race, and proud to see such a qualified candidate making history and increasing representation in government. We know that Miller will honor her lifelong commitment to equity and opportunity, fostering a brighter future for every Marylander.”
Aruna Miller is a devoted public servant who has dedicated her life to fighting systemic barriers to opportunity. Miller immigrated to the United States from India with her family when she was seven years old, going on to attend the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She moved to Maryland and spent 25 years working at the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, working to improve public safety and create equitable transportation systems. She represented her community in the Maryland House of Delegates from 2010 to 2018, continuing her crusade for equity and opportunity. She lives in Montgomery County with her husband, Dave, where they raised their three daughters.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, works to elect Democratic pro-choice women up and down the ballot and across the country with a goal of fighting for our rights and our communities. Our work is centered around a fundamental vision: Run. Win. Change the World. EMILYs List has raised over $700 million in service to that vision and has helped Democratic women win competitive elections by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running one of the largest independent expenditure campaigns for Democrats, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,400 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Visit www.emilyslist.org for more information.