Thursday, June 24, 2010

Aruna Miller Announces for Delegate in District 15

Following is her press release.

Aruna Miller Announces her Candidacy for State Delegate District 15‏

DARNESTOWN, Md. – Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee’s At-Large Member, Aruna Miller, has declared her candidacy for Montgomery County State Delegate representing District 15.

Miller is a transportation engineer who has over 20 years of experience promoting and implementing safe multi-modal access that is convenient for all users— pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. Working to make Maryland and Montgomery County a more commutable and livable community is one of the cornerstones of her campaign.

"I have spent 20 years, working to enhance safe access for our residents to get to work, school, friends and recreation. Transportation is vital for the state's economic and social health and in improving the quality of life for Maryland residents.” said Miller.

Miller also serves on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Educational Foundation, Inc which provides scholarships for MCPS students, academic-enriching opportunities for students/staff and grants to schools. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over 1 million dollars in scholarships in addition to over $900,000 in grants.

”Education accessibility is paramount, the more educated our population the less reliance on social services, the more we attract businesses, overall it’s a net gain to the community for every dollar invested. During these fiscally challenging times, it’s important now more than ever that we continue to invest in our future and not consent to short-term economic pressures.” says Miller.

Miller believes that Montgomery County will lead the state in the economic recovery with leadership that supports pro-economic tax policies.

Miller’s Campaign Chair is the Hon. Esther P. Gelman who was the Commissioner of the MNCPPC (1970-1974) and was elected to the Montgomery County Council (1974-1986).

Gelman stated, “It is a great honor to be Aruna Miller’s Campaign Chair. Aruna is one of the hardest working, community spirited activist that I have ever known. Aruna will add to our strong delegation and will contribute to make it stronger.”

Miller looks forward to knocking on doors and discussing issues with residents of District 15. “I believe Montgomery County is the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family I am looking forward to meeting with and serving the people of District 15 to continue foster smart growth and livable communities as our county continues to grow.”

Aruna Miller’s campaign kickoff will be announced shortly and include several key community leaders.

Hon. Esther P. Gelman - Chair
David Miller - Treasurer

For Further information please contact David Miller 240-498-8394