First Indian-American to become Lt. Gov. of Maryland

Wes Moore, candidate and now winner for Governor of Maryland, with Aruna Miller, his Lt. Gov. candidate, in a poster. Photo Facebook @Aruna Miller

“The moral to this story is, NEVER EVER underestimate the underdog,” said Aruna Miller election night November 8, 2022, as results trickled in an it became obvious that Wes Moore, her partner in the race to lead Maryland, was being voted in as Governor of the state.

Miller becomes the first Indian-American and first person-of-color to become Lieutenant Governor of Maryland.

A former member of Maryland State Assembly from Legislative District 15 in Montgomery County from 2011-2019, Miller lost a Congressional bid in 2018. She has made a comeback to state politics in her run with Moore.

Aruna Miller, Lieutenant Governor-elect of Maryland with Wes Moore, Governor-elect Maryland. Photo: Twitter @ArunaMiller

“Before I ask you for anything, I want to thank you for everything. Thank you for being a part of this moment,” Miller tweeted. “We need you. We need your hope, we need your stories, we need your partnership – I can promise you this, we’re only just getting started,” she added.

A civil engineer by training from the University of Missouri-Rolla, Miller has worked as a Traffic Engineer, and was also the executive director of an advocacy organization Indian-American Impact.

According to Ballotpedia, Miller secured 59.7 percent of the vote Nov. 8, in a decisive win, alongside Moore who received 59.8 percent.



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