Hello Friends,


This week on Sept. 11, a day that has significant meaning to many of us for so many different reasons, I was honored to be joined by Captain Andrew Satterfield of the Troy Police Department and Officer Steven Haley of the Clawson Police Department for the annual 9/11 ceremony at the Capitol in Lansing. The event commemorated Michigan first responders lost in the line of duty over the past year, honored those lost in the 2001 attacks and recognized first responders currently serving Michigan communities today. Thank you to two great community leaders for your continued service to the place we all call home.


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. The 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

41st House District

Legislative Update


As we continue to work to find the best ways to fund our priorities, our schools and roads are at the top of everyone’s list — from state business leaders to local school board members. It’s especially important that we close loopholes, be efficient in our use of taxpayer dollars and innovative in finding solutions. Did you know that unlike the federal budget, Michigan has a constitutional mandate to balance its budget by 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 30?


I’ve enjoyed spending more time in the district this summer to connect with you at events around the community, making sure I continue to learn what your priorities are. I’ve recently worked with state Sen. Winnie Brinks from Grand Rapids to find ways to diversify our police force, through HB 4944 and 4945 and SB 501 and 502. I was proud to introduce this set of bills with her, because I am always glad to find and work with partners from across the Legislative chambers, across the aisle or across the state.


I am also looking forward to ensuring my first bill — a bipartisan effort seeking Justice for Allie through HB 4076 — receives a hearing in the Judiciary Committee this fall, taking it to the next step in the legislative process.


Time with Padma


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. I hope to see you soon!


In District Hours

When: Friday, Sept. 13, from 3-4:30 p.m.

Where: The Dairy-O, 208 S. Main St. in Clawson


When: Monday, Sept. 23, from 4-5:30 p.m.

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


When: Monday, Oct. 28, from 4-5:30 p.m.

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


Pints with Padma

When: Monday, Oct. 14, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Where: The Renshaw Lounge, 210 E. 14 Mile Road in Clawson


District Spotlight


Did you know that Clawson Fire Department used to provide service to Troy when it was a township?


Today, the Clawson Fire Department provides fire protection to the citizens and businesses of Clawson. The department consists of 30 part-time highly-trained and skilled paid volunteer Clawson-resident firefighters who have completed state-certified Firefighter I and II training courses along with the state monitored written and practical exam.


They are on-call 24 hours a day and respond to any fire, rescue or extrication emergencies that occur within the city. Members are also part of the Oakland County Strategic Response Unit (SRU) which provides specialized high angle rescue as well as hazardous materials and confined space rescues. The Clawson Fire Department was started in 1922 to provide fire services to the Village of Clawson, and like I mentioned above, it covered Troy Township as well.


The Troy Fire Department is an all-volunteer department, and is comprised of six fire stations strategically located throughout the city. Firefighters, who are highly trained and certified by the state of Michigan, are on-call 24 hours a day to respond to requests for service such as fires, rescues and other emergencies. Find out more information here.




Fire Prevention Information from Troy Fire Dept. 


Kitchens are the number one location of fires in homes. Here are some tips to prevent kitchen fires and what to do if a fire starts:


  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking.
  • Stay alert – NEVER cook if you are intoxicated or sleepy.
  • Remove items that can catch fire from near your stovetop (oven mitts, towels, food packaging, paper or plastic bags).
  • The best defense for a fire is a matching lid. If a pan or pot catches fire, quickly slide the married lid over and smother the fire.
  • If you have an oven fire, turn the oven off and leave the oven closed.
  • If you have a grease fire – DO NOT extinguish with water. Turn off the burner, use a married lid to smother the fire and get out. DO NOT attempt to move the pot or pan, as you could be burned.
  • If you cannot control the fire, get out and stay out. Notify the fire department via 9-1-1 and they will be on the way within minutes.
  • Smoke alarms save lives! Please make sure your home has fully functional smoke alarms installed (smoke alarms expire around 10 years).

Please contact the Troy Fire Department Administrative Office with any questions at (248) 524-3419.