Hyd Born Becomes Lt. Governor in U.S. ElectionsIn what is becoming a trend of sorts, more and more Indian-origin Americans are getting into coveted positions in the US. In fact, Aruna Miller sets a record of sorts by becoming the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland. She had the support of Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden.

A visibly proud Aruna Miller tweeted “The moral to this story is, NEVER EVER underestimate the underdogs. And guess what – we’ll always look out for the underdogs. We see you. We hear you. And @iamwesmoore and I are going to fight for you.”

Like all American dreamers, Aruna was born in Hyderabad, erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, and her parents migrated to the US when she was 7. She grew up in New York and has a BS degree in civil engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Miller became a US citizen in 2000.

From 2010 to 2018, Miller represented District 15 in the Maryland House of Delegates. Miller is married to Dave Miller, with whom she has three daughters, and currently resides in Montgomery County.

It is interesting to note that both the Democrats and Republics reached out to Indian Americans ahead of the mid-term elections and so was the case with Miller.