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Aruna Miller creates history, becomes first Indian-American to be elected Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

Aruna Miller of Indian origin has created history in America. Aruna took the oath of office and secrecy after winning the election of Lieutenant Governor of Maryland.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Hyderabad-born Aruna Miller created history by becoming the first Indian-American politician to be elected as the lieutenant governor of the US state of Maryland. Miller was sworn in as the state’s 10th lieutenant governor on Wednesday. Aruna has been a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

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In her inaugural address, 58-year-old Miller credited her success to her family, who immigrated to the United States from India. His father was a mechanical engineer who came to America in the late 1960s. Later they brought the rest of their family members. At that time Aruna Miller was 7 years old. Here Aruna’s parents, two siblings started living in New York.

Miller has served two terms in the Maryland House of Delegates from 2010 to 2018. During his swearing-in ceremony, Miller shared his story of coming to America from India. She said no one looked like me in school and I couldn’t speak a word of English.

Miller told that when we went to the cafeteria, I ate American food for the first time. I drank cold milk for the first time in my life. I think I learned all this from my classmates. Now they are my friends. Aruna told that when I went back to class after the cafeteria, my health deteriorated. Then my mother was called. When my mother came, I told her that I wanted to go back to India with my grandmother.

Miller also thanked his parents and siblings after taking the oath of office. According to media reports, Miller’s victory is also his popularity among Indian Americans in the state of Maryland, where many Republican, pro-Trump supporters came out in his support.

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It is reported that Miller spent 25 years working in the local Department of Transportation in Montgomery County, Maryland to improve public safety and create equitable transportation access.

From 2010 to 2018, he represented District 15 in the Maryland House of Delegates, where he worked on legislation to invest in STEM education, streamline the regulatory process for small businesses, and more. After becoming a US citizen in 2000, she voted in the US presidential election for the first time.

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