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Published on Jul 21, 2015
Interview with Hon. Edward J. Zipprich - Red Bank, New Jersey Councilman Zipprich has worked on planning and preservation issues for much of his life. Prior to his election, he served for 2 years as a member of the Borough Planning Board and continues his effort in Red Bank as the Council liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission and the Shade Tree Committee. He also serves as a member of the Borough’s Finance/Personnel and Education/Technology committees and is Chairman of the Department of Public Utilities. This year, Councilman Councilman Zipprich returns to the Planning Board as Council representative In an effort to improve local government, Ed has worked tirelessly on Monmouth County political campaigns to help elect more progressive people to government. He truly enjoys grassroots projects and being part of the community. Now in his fifth year, Ed serves as the Monmouth County Chair of Democracy for America/Progressive Democrats of America (DFA/PDA), the largest progressive grassroots organization in the nation. In 2008 he was elected to the Executive Board of DFA-NJ and also elected as Vice President of Development for the NJ Stonewall Democrats. In 2009 he was re-elected as Treasurer of the Red Bank Borough Education foundation and elected as Executive Vice President of the NJ Stonewall Democrats. On Council Zipprich ushered through resolutions in support of marriage equality and urging the Governor to sign the Anti-Bullying legislation into law. In 2010 Ed Zipprich was elected Chairman of the Red Bank Democratic Municipal Committee. He is a member of Garden State Equality, as well as the local grassroots group, The Bus for Progress (formerly The Bus for Change) and is an officer of the Red Bank Democratic Club. In January 2011, Ed was unanimously nominated by the Count Basie Theater Board of Trustees to become a member of the Board.