Elected Officials

Laurie Huryk has been a resident of Toms River since 1996.  Growing up in densely populated Bergen County, Laurie and her husband, Keith, moved to Toms River for the decreased congestion, proximity to New Jersey’s beaches and the highly-rated school system.   Their three children, who went through the Toms River school system, are now grown.


Laurie brings over 25 years of experience working with the public through her nursing career.  She has worked in oncology, the emergency room, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and most recently in the information technology department as an informatics nurse.  Informatics nurses bridge the gap between clinical staff and computer programmers.  Sometimes even taking on the role of programmer herself, Laurie, is constantly problem solving, using her clinical judgment and the nursing process.


Laurie earned her associate degree in nursing from Charles County Community College (now the College of Southern Maryland), her baccalaureate in nursing from Rutgers College of Nursing, and her masters degree in nursing from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing (now Rutgers School of Nursing).


Laurie was elected to the council in November 2017.  She decided to run for this, her first elected office, because she felt she could make a positive impact on the Township of Toms River.  In her role on the council, Laurie serves on the Planning Board, the Land Use Committee and the Community Arts Project, as well as participating in many interest group meetings.  You will frequently spot Laurie at the many events around town.  Laurie enjoys having conversations with her fellow Toms River residents; so feel free to contact her through this web site.

You can email Laurie at  lhuryk@tomsrivertownship.com


Dan and his wife Diana moved to Toms River from Bergen County 14 years ago. They always wanted to live near the bay, so they purchased their first home shortly after being married and have lived here ever since. They have two children, both of whom attend Toms River Public Schools.

A Public School Teacher himself, Dan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science and a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision.  He has been teaching for 18 years, and still loves doing it.  An avid outdoorsman, Dan enjoys fishing, scuba diving, skiing, hunting, martial arts and ATA Trap Shooting.  He also has a black belt in Soo Bahk Do.

Motivated by a sincere desire to preserve our community and keep it affordable, Dan decided to run for Town Council in 2017. He was elected and sworn into office for a four-year term in 2018.

You can email Daniel at drodrick@tomsrivertownship.com




Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 728,
Toms River, New Jersey 08754-0728
Town Hall located at:
33 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753