State Delegate, Maryland , District #15
6 Bladen Street, Room 225 House Office Building
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Aruna has been a life-long public servant and is fortunate to have served the residents of Montgomery County for the past 20 years.
Aruna is employed at Montgomery County Department of Transportation. She has over 20 years experience in transportation engineering where she has led efforts to make communities safer, commutable, livable and accessible to all transportation users. She oversaw programs that advanced safe pedestrian, bicycle, transit and disability access to schools, employment centers, and community facilities. Her husband, David, is a software engineer at Hughes Network Systems.
her three daughters and four dogs, Aruna is
also active in the community. She was the
founder and president of South Asian
American Society (SAAS).
Aruna is a
member of the Montgomery County Chapter of the
NAACP. She has been a lifelong Democrat and
began fund raising efforts for the
Kerry-Edwards campaign as well as working at
the polls a precinct official. In
2006, Aruna successfully ran as an At-Large
member of the Montgomery County Democratic
Central Committee. As a member of the central
committee, she helped initiate New Voter
Education to educate, motivate and mobilize
young people to take advantage of their right
to vote whereby 10, 000 voter-information
postcards were distributed to students. She
registered over 540 Montgomery County students
Aruna is currently the Chair to MCDCC’s Serving Our Communities (SOC) a program developed to strengthen our communities by developing a base of sustainable volunteers that promote core Democratic values such as healthcare for all, education, and to protect and improve the environment, cultivate leadership and philanthropy, and foster respect for all.
Aruna is a board member on the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation, Inc. (MCPS EF). The MCPS EF provides scholarships for MCPS students, academic-enriching opportunities for students/staff and grants to schools for after school interactive extended technology & programs, special projects, equipment for learning disabled students and learning aids for at-risk students. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded over 1 million dollars in scholarships in addition to over $900,000 in grants.