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Getting to know Ann Arbor mayoral candidate Eric Lipson
Lipson is running as an independent on November ballot
Longtime Ann Arbor resident Eric Lipson is running for mayor. (Eric Lipson)
ANN ARBOR – Longtime resident Eric Lipson is running for mayor against incumbent Christopher Taylor in the November general election.
A native of Detroit, Lipson is an attorney. He previously ran several nonprofits, including Recycle Ann Arbor’s Reuse Center and the Inter-Cooperative Council student housing cooperative at the University of Michigan.
The former Ann Arbor planning commissioner also owns NewHouse Research and Design, which builds and ships portable shelters for disaster relief, temporary housing and storage called DecaDomes. Lipson has sent his DecaDomes around the world, including Haiti and Bangladesh.
Lipson attended University of Michigan Law School and his wife, Lorene Sterner, is a staff member at the University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Their three children have attended Ann Arbor Public Schools, and went on to study at U-M and Washtenaw Community College.
The following interview was conducted via email.