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State Rep. Padma Kuppa is serving her first term representing Michigan’s 41st House District, which encompasses the cities of Troy and Clawson.  

Kuppa came to the U.S. from India at the age of four and grew up in America before moving to India as a teenager. After receiving her bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology Warangal, Kuppa moved home to the U.S. for graduate school.

Kuppa moved to the 41st district more than 20 years ago. Since then, she has worked as an engineer and project manager with a career that spans the automotive, financial, and IT industries. Throughout her life, Kuppa has sought to bring people together to solve problems both in the professional world and in the community.

Kuppa has been a civic leader, volunteering with the PTA throughout her children’s K-12 education, founding the Troy-area Interfaith Group, created to bring people of all faiths together, and serving on Troy’s Planning Commission. She is currently President of the Troy Historical Society and a board member of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. As the first Indian immigrant and Hindu in the State Legislature, she hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the State House.

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