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Caravella, Addonizio Endorse Dan Toth for Mayor

Primary election being held June 4

The following letters were submitted in support of Dan Toth for mayor in the June 4 Republican primary election.

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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.

Respectfully,

Anthony “Tony” Caravella
Curriculum Supervisor (Retired)
Brick Township Schools
Head Wrestling Coach, Brick Memorial High School (Retired)

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Dear Editor,

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!

Thank You.

Ralph Addonizio
Captain
Wall Community First Aid Squad
Wall Township Citizen of the Year 2012

Art Sholty June 01, 2013 at 05:52 PM
BULLET DAN TOTH....aka Danny Boy has been given a rather large sum of political cash for his campaign.............I'll bet it was from an owner of a LIQUOR BUSINESS. Is this the same as his problem concerning poor ethics of which there is an alleged illegal charge against him at the county level???? Go back to selling that wine Danny Boy.
WMS826 June 01, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Go Dan, if you want to see changes he is the man. I believe he will address the section 8 housing, Condo issues we have as well as zoning and code issues and bring the standard of living back up here in Brick Twp. Dan is running in the primary and needs the support of any Republicans out there otherwise we will get what the machine rams down our throat...again. buck the machine and vote for Dan in the very near primary June 4, 2013
YouSuck June 01, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Dan Toth seems like an upstanding citizen. I will vote for him if he makes it to the general election since I am an independent, non-partisan voter.
Sean Conneamhe June 01, 2013 at 09:51 PM
"Congratulations."
Reed June 01, 2013 at 09:53 PM
Vote for Dan, lot better then Joe
YouSuck June 02, 2013 at 04:08 AM
Joe Scarpelli , Jon Corzine and Vera Fozman endorse John Ducey for Mayor. "He is one of us. We're ll on the same team."
Mrgrumpass June 02, 2013 at 09:16 AM
Being a councilman is a part time position, from observing our council meetings on TV I have noticed that Mr. Toth is absent from many meeting quit a bit more than the other council members, and he also seems to abstain from voting quit often due to conflicts of interest. How can he perform as mayor with this record of absenteeism and inability to act on all the issues with out a conflict of interest? There are no super stars running for mayor as is see it either of the others would be more reliable than Mr. Toth to lead Brick!
Ryan Meyers June 02, 2013 at 03:55 PM
not the answer either. wish there were candidates without any prior baggage. just seems to be the same game, just different players.
oldsoldier June 02, 2013 at 08:18 PM
For better or worse, these are the candidates to choose from. I just hope everyone votes. Vote for the person who you feel best represents your views.
Floppy June 02, 2013 at 10:55 PM
Do you own a liquor store?
Glenn June 03, 2013 at 12:01 AM
Although I am a registered Democrat and my wife is a registered Republican, we are truly independent voters. The current system is a total sham. So Dan, and Joe Lamb, you can count on one vote each from this household of two voters. Brick voters need to turn out and vote for these two, just to let the big politicos know we are feed up with their BS.
Jake Bowers June 03, 2013 at 12:51 AM
I have known Dan Toth for a number of years now and to say that he is an outstanding person is quite the understatement!! Dan is a role model family man and he will quite literally give you the shirt off of his own back. There are only a few REAL good people left in this crazy world and Dan is one of them, without a doubt! It is sad that people that don't know Dan and have an agenda have to speak negatively about him!! I have never seen or heard Dan act or speak negatively about anyone and that makes him the clear choice for people looking for an honest, loyal, down to earth, hard worker that will do what he says! There isn't even a choice if you ask me!!!! Jake Bowers
Michele R June 03, 2013 at 12:55 AM
"Artie Boy", you really should get all of your facts straight before posting slanderous information that holds no truth! And last I checked, ALL those running for some sort of political office receive campaign donations (Oh, that's right, you must think our not-so-wonderful president paid for his campaign out of his own pocket). You see, those of us that are educated, also know that liquor is legal in NJ. So, sorry to disappoint you, but there is no issue here. You are obviously one miserable human being (I would say man, but that just doesn't seem fitting for you!), that you would attempt to "bash" someone because of your biased agenda. Finally, Dan Toth is the BEST thing that Brick could ever hope for. Honest and trustworthy, unlike yourself!
Gene June 03, 2013 at 02:03 AM
Oh, is that like saying Acropolis,any of the Republican machine thieves(you pick one), and one of their wives endorse Toth? Sounds like you should keep your day job and give up being a comedian. Time to vote Democratic and shake up the good ol' boy establishment in Brick. I think Lamb or Ducey sound interesting and one will probably get my vote.
Holly Toth June 03, 2013 at 02:08 AM
Dan is about changing Brick for the better. He has his own mind and makes decisions based on what will be better for our citizens and not what will give 6-figure salaries to friends and family members. (Anyone wonder why our Mayor didn't endorse Dan as the Republican candidate? Maybe because he didn't always vote the way the Mayor wanted him to???). Dan may not be "a loyal Republican" like Mr. Sangiovanni. But I'd rather have someone like Dan who thinks through the issues and doesn't just vote how his party tells him to.
Jacob Knowitall June 03, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Give it up Arty. You are continuing to sound like a putz
Joe merola June 03, 2013 at 09:11 AM
Vote For Dan Toth he's a good man and will do good for brick Good luck Dan
bricklakeriv June 03, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Slipperyslope, you should remain quiet as you are so malicious to Brick Democrats. You fabricate your material on here.
Mrgrumpass June 03, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Jake all the want to be’s are good family men, and all are basically good people and helpful to others when it is advantageous to their personal agenda, Dan like the rest is a self centered egomaniac, and they are all very calculating when giving answers to questions or doing deeds for the town, they all can side steep their way in a rain storm and not get wet. Dan never puts his name on anything that could be considered controversial or detrimental to his political aspirations. He is no better than the rest and certainly no knight in shining armor as you would lead us to believe.
Searay370 June 03, 2013 at 11:29 AM
Dan Toth is what Brick needs. Dan thinks for himself and does what is right for Brick and is not yes man looking across the room for a nod. Dan runs a profitable business - not a business that failed and declared chapter 11. There is no doubt who to vote for tomorrow!
Searay370 June 03, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Artie boy - you sound really stupid. Stupid is stupid does!
Robert Presley June 03, 2013 at 11:43 AM
GO LAMB
Robert Presley June 03, 2013 at 11:45 AM
NO DAN
hollywoods June 03, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Dear Mr. Sholty, Thank you for the idea "bullet Dan Toth." Dan is the "SILVER BULLET" that Brick needs. He is our solution for the future.
Tom Cular June 03, 2013 at 01:22 PM
I find it interesting that the new liquor store on Old Hooper has Toth advertising all over the place. Just saying.
Daniel Nee (Editor) June 03, 2013 at 04:08 PM
Just for the record, we reached out to the two Democratic candidates running and gave them the opportunity to send us endorsements as well. We didn't hear back, or they would have been published at the same time as the GOP stories.
Robert Presley June 03, 2013 at 04:09 PM
NO TOTH
Chief Wahoo June 03, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Picture of Toth means no one knows these other 2 names
hollywoods June 03, 2013 at 04:41 PM
Dear Slipperyslope, You can vote tomorrow in the Republican primary. Republicans and Independents are eligible.
My June 03, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Both major party candidates for Mayor stink. I just can't get past their endorsements of the red light cameras in Brick---which definitely have not helped with safety issues but rather only with lining political pockets.

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