Red Bank City Council Member
Councilman Ed Zipprich was re-elected to the Red Bank Borough Council in 2014. In 2012 Ed was named a David Bohnett Fellow by the Victory Leadership Institute in Washington, DC to attend Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was elected a 2012 Delegate to the DNC National Convention in Charlotte, NC and again in 2016 in Philadelphia, PA. He serves as President of NJ Stonewall Democrats.
Councilman Zipprich sat on the Planning Board for 6 years and serves as representative to the Historic Preservation Commission and Shade Tree Committee. He chairs the Department of Public Utilities. He served as chair of the Code Enforcement and Board of Health. Zipprich has served on the Finance/Personnel, Education/Technology, Public Works, Parking and Kaboom Fireworks Advisory committees.
In 2007, as member of the Historic Preservation Commission, he successfully nominated the T. Thomas Fortune House to Preservation NJ’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites. In one of his first pieces of legislation in 2009, he helped create the town’s first residential historic district, the Washington Street Historic District and added an historic element to the town’s Master Plan. Both efforts earned Councilman Zipprich and Red Bank awards from Preservation NJ and the Monmouth County Planning Board. His 10 year fight was rewarded when a developer purchased the Fortune historic site and began restoration on the house in 2016.
He and his husband JP were the first same sex couple married in Red Bank in 2013 and are the proud parents of a daughter who lives and works in Boston.