Candidate:
Ann Arbor City Council – Ward 4

Eric Lipson
Democrat



Eric Lipson

Eric Lipson is an attorney and owner of NewHouse Research & Design, a company that builds DecaDomes – portable buildings for shelter and storage. In 2005 he ran for Ward 4 city council but was defeated by incumbent Marcia Higgins in the Democratic primary. Lipson served on the Ann Arbor planning commission from 2003-2007. 

Since 2012 Lipson has been treasurer of the Library Green Conservancy, a group that’s advocating for a public park on city-owned land next to the downtown library. He has previously worked as general manager for the Inter-Cooperative Council (ICC), a local housing nonprofit primarily for University of Michigan students, and as staff attorney for UM’s Student Legal Services. He co-authored, with his mother Greta Lipson, the publication "Everyday Law for Young Citizens."

Lipson has lived in Ann Arbor since 1972, when he arrived to attend law school at the University of Michigan. He is married to Lorene Sterner, a staff member at the UM Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. They have three children and live in the Woodbury Park neighborhood.

Eric Lipson: In The News

Three Races, Eight Candidates: Will the Aug. 2 primary change council? – Ann Arbor Observer, August 2016

Ann Arbor voters have important City Council races to decide on Aug. 2 – MLive, July 28, 2016

$42K in contributions fuel Ann Arbor council election campaigns – MLive, July 27, 2016

Ward 4 City Council race challenges incumbent's leadership style – Michigan Daily, July 20, 2016

Soapbox Summer (audio and transcript) – WEMU, July 15, 2016

City Council candidates debate transparency, water safety and taxes – Michigan Daily, July 13, 2016

Threat to Ann Arbor's water supply an issue in City Council races – MLive, July 13, 2016

Train station, transparency are dividing issues in Ann Arbor council racesMLive, July 13, 2016

League of Women Voters Ward 4 candidate forum (video) – Community Television Network (CTN), July 12, 2016

2016 Candidate Comments (video of short speeches by candidates) – Community Television Network (CTN), July 2016. Ward 4 candidates begin at 00:10:15.

4th Ward candidates differ on Gelman plume, agree on regional transit – MLive, July 9, 2016

Response to Arts Alliance questionnaire (see pages 60-61)

Candidates weigh in on cleaning up Ann Arbor's polluted groundwater – MLive, April 14, 2016

4th Ward council candidates differ on Library Lot redevelopment – MLive, April 13, 2016

2016 Ann Arbor city council candidate forum (video & transcript) – University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy, April 13, 2016

Eric Lipson announces campaign for 4th Ward council seatMLive, March 11, 2016

Parks Group Weighs Fuller Parking LeaseAnn Arbor Chronicle, Aug. 3, 2014

Packing Pyramids: UM and Ann ArborAnn Arbor Chronicle, Feb. 14, 2010

Vote Kang, Lipson (endorsement editorial) – Michigan Daily, Aug. 1, 2005