Edward Zipprich

Red Bank Borough Council

Edward will continue to be a key voice for LGBTQ equality!

Biography

Ed Zipprich was elected to the Red Bank Borough Council, as the first openly gay member of the governing body in 2008. In 2013, he earned the nomination to run for NJ Assembly. He served as Council President in 2018. 
 
Councilman Zipprich serves as Red Bank Democratic Municipal Chair , Regional Vice Chair, Monmouth County Democratic Party and has been elected as Delegate to the Democratic National Convention three times. He was recently became Vice Chair of the NJ Democratic Municipal Officials in 2020. 
 
Ed received his B. A. from the State University of New York College at Brockport and attended Pace University’s Lubin School of Business. In 2012, he was awarded a Bohnett Fellowship to Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government through the Victory Institute.  
 
Zipprich, a strong advocate for historic preservation serves as Council liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission. In 2007, he successfully nominated the land-marked T. Thomas Fortune house to Preservation NJ’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites in New Jersey. The T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center opened in the Spring of 2019. Ed worked to create the Washington Street Historic District in Red Bank. He served on the town Planning Board where he advocated for an Historic Element to be added to the town’s Master Plan which was adopted. He currently serves on the Redevelopment Agency and chairs the Public Works committee. 
 
He and his husband, have a daughter who resides in Somerville, MA. 

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