Telangana woman, Padma Kuppa, won the by-election in State of Michigan. She is one among many other Indians who won the by-elections. Padma is a democratic party member. Padma Kuppa lived with her parents in Mysore for the first four years and then returned to study engineering in Warangal Regional Engineering College (REC). She returned to the United States of America (USA) after completing her studies. She is married with a son and a daughter. She has been helping in development activities from the past 20 years in her home state, Michigan.