Candidate for US Congress, Maryland's 6th District
- Aruna arrived from India to the United States at the age of 7 years old. She learned English in the public schools. In high school, her father, a mechanical engineer, lost his job due to a major health crisis. She immediately got a job and with the help of financial aid, scholarships, and Pell Grants she worked her way through college and became a Civil Engineer. Aruna chose to work in public service as a Transportation Engineer for various local governments for over 25 years.
- In 2010, Aruna was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates where she uses her experience to engineer small changes that have a big impact on people’s lives. Aruna has been a champion for STEM education in Maryland and has been the lead on ensuring that coding be taught in K-12 by training the next generation of teachers in coding.
- Aruna was also the lead sponsor of Amber’s Law that empowers victims of domestic violence. The bill allows victims to request an attacker be required to wear a GPS monitor after a violation of a protective order. The technology would alert the victim via a cellphone app if their attacker was nearby.
- Aruna is running for Congress in an open Democratic-held seat, which presents a great opportunity to elect a STEM leader to Congress.
- Aruna is the front runner as her State Legislative District (where she was elected twice) represents 20% of the CD6’s primary vote, she is the only competitive candidate that lives in the congressional district, and Maryland’s federal delegation has no female representative for the first time in over 40 years.
- Aruna is running in a crowded primary field against opponents who can self-fund millions of dollars, and she needs your help today.