"John has worked effectively for the last fours years as a City Councillor in Oshawa. He brings excellent credentials, a diverse resume and experience to the position of Regional and City Councillor for Ward 3. He is honest, reliable, and hard working. John is a great balance of experience paired up with being a fresh voice with new ideas. Beyond a doubt, John is part of the next generation of leadership this City needs." - Lawson Gay, President & CEO Gay Company Ltd.
"In the 20 years that I have known John, I have been impressed by his dedication and vision for our community. John possesses a unique blend of characteristics that make him extremely qualified to continue representing the City of Oshawa. First and foremost are his interpersonal relationship skills; John has demonstrated his ability to relate with and assist a diverse group of people. John is an engaged councillor and has done the research necessary to know not only what Oshawa citizens want for their community, but also what is possible. His positive, family focused attitude has been a refreshing change to municipal politics, and couldn't come at a better time to encourage holistic, sustainable, long-term growth in the community. We need thoughtful, educated and engaging politicians at City Hall, and I can't think of a better candidate for councillor." - Jessica Flagel, Registered Nurse, Lakeridge Health
"John Shields is a strong advocate for our special needs children who goes above and beyond to help with accessibility issues within our community. As a member of the Oshawa Accessibility Advisory Committee, John has shown that he is a kind, compassionate and incredible person. We must re-elect John so he can continue to advocate and support our children and special needs individuals in the community." - Reshma Manji-Hasmani, Former Member of Oshawa's Accessibility Advisory Committee
"Councillor John Shields has done an excellent job representing Oshawa over the last four years. He has my support for re-election and now Regional Councillor as well. A man with a young family like myself, Councillor Shields understands the needs of our community and serves with great passion and vitality. John offers an enthusiastic energy in supporting the citizens of Oshawa and will continue to do so over the next four years." - Kevin Harding, Real Estate Sales Representative, Ward 3 Resident
“I admire the passion he has for this city where he was raised, and now raising his own family in. Integrity, honesty, transparency and a mindset for positive growth are just a few key characteristics John has to take Oshawa further and forward. His relentless work ethic is inspiring and is what Oshawa needs!” - Michael McDougall, Team Leader of The Michael McDougall Team, Ward 3 Business Owner
"It is gratifying when one of our former players such as yourself comes back to help with the next generation of players. It has been increasingly difficult for many sports organizations to find the necessary volunteers in order to provide a place for our children to play. We thank you for your involvement with Ball Hockey and hope that you will continue with your son and your dad for many years to come. We need our alumni players to give back to the organization the fun and knowledge that they enjoyed as children." - Dave Bryan, Technical Director of Oshawa Ball Hockey
"Oshawa Professional Firefighters, Local 465 are proud to endorse John Shields in his candidacy for Regional and City Councillor, Ward 3. It is an honour to endorse a candidate who is an advocate for public safety and firefighter safety at both the city and regional levels."
"Durham Regional Labour Council has endorsed John Shields for Regional & City Councillor - Ward 3 as the candidate that will invest in our community, support public services, stop privatization, create good jobs and ensure sustainability."
"The UNIFOR Local 222 Retirees have chosen to endorse Councillor John Shields for re-election to Oshawa City Council and as Regional Councillor for Ward 3."
"The Durham Northumberland CUPE District Council has endorsed John Shields for Oshawa's Regional & City Councillor in Ward 3."