Hello Friends,


With budget negotiations ongoing, I’ve spent the last few weeks listening to your concerns to make sure the voices of Troy and Clawson are heard throughout this process. We are ready to hit the ground running when we return to session to enact a budget that works for every Michigan family before the October 1 deadline. Despite being in legislative recess, I’ve been busy traveling back and forth between our district and Lansing to ensure we are not sacrificing our state’s future for short-term politics and lackluster results.


I firmly believe that we all have room to continue learning and growing — and I am no exception! I am humbled to have been awarded a fellowship to attend the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development program for Midwestern legislators. I joined many other newly-elected officials from neighboring states and Canadian provinces whom also call the Great Lakes region home for five days of leadership training, policy sessions and informational seminars. I’m excited to share all that I have learned with our Troy and Clawson community and my colleagues at the Capitol in Lansing!


As always, we are here to serve you, so please do not hesitate to share your thoughts and comments on any issues that impact you or our community. Your opinion and voice matters. My office is reachable by phone at (517) 373-1783, by email at PadmaKuppa@house.mi.gov, or by attending one of our in-district events. Upcoming district hours and events are listed below – we would love to see you there!




Padma Kuppa

State Representative

House District 41


Legislative Update


As mentioned in my previous e-news, it’s important to continue sharing your feedback with me while our state budget is still under negotiation. Input from our community is vital to ensure our office continues to amplify your voice and ideas so that our budget accurately reflects our values. If you have any specific questions, opinions or concerns regarding the budget, please contact my office at (517) 373-1783 or by email at PadmaKuppa@house.mi.gov.


Upcoming Community Events


Please join me for upcoming events I’m hosting in our community. These events provide an opportunity for us to chat in an informal setting so that I can hear about the issues impacting you and your family. A special shout out to Laura De Palma from our partner Michigan United, and Clawson constituents Adam LeRoy and Lisa Ball for their help with the Care Town Hall! We’ve got a great lineup of guest speakers to help us understand the issues in caring across the generations – and County Commissioner Penny Luebs, who serves on the Committee on Aging, and Rep. Jim Ellison from Royal Oak for joining us as special guests while we learn about this important topic! I hope to see you there or at another event!


Care Town Hall



When: Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Clawson High School, Cafeteria

101 John M Ave. in Clawson


Senior Lunch and Learn


Focusing on Oakland County Mental Health Services,

followed by lunch

When: Friday, Aug. 23, from 10:30 a.m.  –  noon

Where: Clawson Senior Center

509 Fisher Court in Clawson


In-District Hours



When: Monday, Aug. 26, from 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Where: Troy Public Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy




2019 is the centennial year of Michigan’s state park system. With the sun out and summer in full swing, this is the perfect opportunity to take part in some of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources year-long centennial celebrations. With school starting and calendars filling-up, click the links below to see how you can join the celebration: