Monday, September 4, 2017

Katragadda Aruna Earns Endorsement from EMILY's List in Maryland Congressional Race

Indian American Delegate Katragadda Aruna Miller has received an endorsement from EMILY’s List as she vies for the 6th Congressional District seat in Maryland.

Aruna, a Democrat, is looking to win the seat being vacated by Rep. John Delaney, who is not seeking re-election to focus on a run for president.

“I am so honored to have been endorsed by them. This is big news for my campaign,” Aruna said in the report.

Aruna has worked for 25 years for Montgomery County as an engineer. She was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2010, representing the 15th district as well as serving as a member of the Appropriations Committee.

EMILY’s List, which supports women running for office, said in a news release it has helped elect 116 women to the House of Representatives, 23 to the Senate and more than 800 to state and local offices since it was founded in 1985.

The organization, which described Aruna as a first generation American fighting for Maryland’s working families, said, “This is the least reliably Democratic congressional district in Maryland and a must-win seat in our efforts to take back the House. Additionally, there are no women in Maryland’s federal delegation, and this is our best chance to ensure that a woman has a seat at the table.”
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