The following letters were submitted in support of Dan Toth for mayor in the June 4 Republican primary election.
To The Editor:
It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of endorsement for Dan Toth, who is currently running for Mayor of Brick Township. I have personally known Mr. Toth for more than twenty years, as his teacher and wrestling coach, at Brick Memorial High School. This close working relationship has given me personal insight into his character; particularly, his leadership skills and work ethic. I see a man whose intellect, passion and judgment, will make him a dynamic executive leader of Brick.
Mr. Toth is bright, even-keeled, articulate, and highly self-motivated. He always accepted the challenge of leadership, whether in the academic setting or the athletic arena. He also was a tire-less worker, a person who challenged himself on a daily basis. He was organized, efficient, and global in his thinking. As a successful businessman, Mr. Toth also has the acumen to successfully lead a large community, such as Brick Township, in these trying economic times. Above all, he has been leader in the Brick for the past several years, by virtue of his responsibilities as a Councilman, a tenure that has been characterized by his willingness to listen to both sides of an issue, fiscal responsibility, and consistency.
As an individual, Mr. Toth is loyal, honest and extremely conscientious. He is also a team player, one who puts the welfare of the organization above his personal needs. His sense of community, along with his strong moral fiber, makes him a person whose character is beyond reproach. I truly believe that he will transform Brick into a better place, one that all the residents will be proud to call home.
In closing, I feel that Dan Toth will be a fresh breath of air for the people of Brick Township. He is not a “party politician” who will be satisfied with the “to the victor go the spoils” attitude that has pervaded the community for the past years. Mr. Toth is a superior individual, one who has always been a positive influence to Brick Township. More important, he is a pragmatic and transformational leader. He will be an outstanding Mayor.
Anthony “Tony” Caravella
Curriculum Supervisor (Retired)
Brick Township Schools
Head Wrestling Coach, Brick Memorial High School (Retired)
For 12 days following Super Storm Sandy, I was in charge of a food, water and ice distribution center in Wall Township. The distribution center served southern Monmouth County and northern Ocean County. We had over 700 residents from Monmouth and Ocean Counties come out and volunteer their time to help their fellow Jersey Shore neighbors.
I was fortunate to meet so many extraordinary people willing to do so much for others. A few people stand out in my mind and one of them is Dan Toth.
Dan came to volunteer to pass out food, water and ice. What I found out later after talking to him was that he is a Councilman in Brick Township. In the following days, Councilman Toth would make countless trips in his personal vehicle, loading up supplies to bring to his residents in Brick. He would bring food into senior centers, churches and then into the areas that were devastated by the storm. Every trip back I would ask him how he made out and he would say that the people were so appreciative he had to keep doing it.
Councilman Toth exemplifies the best people have to offer their fellow man. His drive to help as many residents as possible is a quality that we want from not only our fellow neighbors, but most certainly our elected officials.
Having seen first-hand Dan Toth’s love for his town and residents, I can tell you that the qualities Dan has are what we should all seek in someone who seeking our trust to be Mayor. While I do not live in Brick, I did find it necessary to give you, the voter, a little background into a man who is by all definitions a true civil servant and a hero to so many that he was able to assist in their times of need.
If you want someone who will go out of his way to help you then you must vote for Dan Toth, on Tuesday, June 4th 2013. From where I am standing, there is only one person running that deserves your support!
Wall Community First Aid Squad
Wall Township Citizen of the Year 2012