Mayor Rob Burton is the best mayor Oakville has ever had!"

Kevin Flynn
Oakville MPP & Labour Minister

In 2008 it was unclear what Canada and the US were going to do in the recession. This Mayor organized the other Auto Mayors in Ontario. They stood up. And I know for a fact that that news got to Jim Flaherty and got to the Prime Minister’s Office. I just want to say thank you for your leadership!”

James Rowland
Ford Motor Company of Canada

I want you to tell the Premier I'm behind you 100%. If everyone would be more like you, focussing on making things better, the world would be a better place. What you're doing for the auto industry is absolutely essential."

Hazel McCallion
Mississauga mayor 1978-2014

Rob is a man of action. Others talked about fixing the ice shortage, but too little, too late. Rob has actually delivered what we need – six new sheets of ice. Let's not change a winning game!"

Mark Bentley
former President, Minor Oaks Hockey Association

I commend you for stopping the proposed power plant in South Oakville. The approach was fair to all involved and resulted in updates to the Town Official Plan that will hold it in good stead in the future when facing applications of this nature."

Lyn Townsend
Townsend and Associates Barristers and Solicitors

Thanks to the business-like pace with which the mayor took on this project (the QEP arts community centre), Oakville takes a leadership position among GTA communities in the area of the arts, as it already does in so many other areas."

Chris Stoate
former Councillor, CommUnity ArtSpace Chair

I'm proud to be from Oakville for so many reasons, not the least of which is because we have a strong, fair and compassionate mayor in Rob Burton. Oakville is an awesome town, we need Rob working for us!"

Adam van Koeverden
Oakville Olympic Champion

If I was asked to name three people in Oakville who were instrumental in making the new hospital a reality Rob Burton's name would be on that list. Rob represents the needs of the residents of Oakville with a powerful and passionate voice. Rob is an experienced Mayor with proven leadership skills and a compelling vision for Oakville. I feel fortunate to have him as Mayor of our town."

John Oliver
Oakville MP & former Hospital CEO

Rob is a perfect example of what a mayor can do to show respect for the town he represents. He attends every charitable event we ask of him, on time, with a smile, he is always very humble and yet exudes knowledge and a sense of caring about his town and the causes important to Oakville."

Niki Papaioannou
Marketing Consultant

Rob is a visionary and always makes decisions with the future in mind. It's hard to find leaders who are knowledgeable, collaborative, and perceptive. Rob is highly skilled at successfully handling town wide responsibilities. I would highly recommend working with Rob."

Stephan Bobesich
TD Corporate & Specialty Recruitment Consultant

Under Rob Burton’s leadership, Oakville Transit’s ridership has grown 25%. Think of the domestic, personal care, and trades people like myself who couldn’t possibly service clients without a dependable bus service. I endorse Rob Burton’s bid for re-election and all pro-transit candidates."

John Lillico
Registered Piano Technician

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Rob got us the tools we needed to clear the huge backlog we had in designating heritage properties. He understands that a big part of the charm and attraction of Oakville is its historical buildings. Fortunately, his leadership in managing the budget allowed us to preserve our heritage before it got destroyed."

Harry Barrett
6-term former mayor of Oakville

Rob Burton’s major contribution to the Kerr Street Dream Centre helped create a legacy of hope for many in our town. From his advocacy on our behalf, to the Mayor’s Gala, and the Mayor's Invitational Softball Tournament, Rob has proven time and again that he cares deeply for those in need."

Colleen Semkiw
former Director, Kerr Street Mission

Our neighbourhood fought a development that was inappropriate in terms of scale and character. As we had experienced a previous administration that presented a splintered reaction to big development, it was clear to us that Rob’s leadership and ability to bring council together in a united vision was a huge benefit to Oakville.”

Pam Knight
Coronation Park Residents Assoc.

I want to call out Mayor Burton in terms of addressing the health and safety issues and the leadership that they showed (against the power plant). I thank you very much on behalf of the community, for standing up, being tough, and showing us amazing leadership."

Frank Clegg
C4CA president

"I've known Rob Burton for well before he became Mayor of Oakille. He was the President of our ratepayers group and has worked long and hard to help his neighbours and now the Town of Oakville. He personifies what it means to be dedicated to public service - he is a person who truly cares."

Julia Wooster
Joshua Creek Residents Association Member

The Star's endorsements…

Star in 2014

"Incumbent Rob Burton is among the best mayors in the Greater Toronto Area. He’s a staunch defender of Ontario’s green belt and has successfully eased this city’s unbridled growth. Burton has also worked to improve Oakville’s waterfront, overseen transportation improvements, expanded the city’s tree cover and has provided tax restraint. This effective leader deserves re-election."

Toronto Star
Oct. 24, 2014

Star in 2010

"Burton has been an effective and responsible mayor. He has taken firm steps to control Oakville’s growth and has raised development fees. He also boosted city services, especially the fire department, while keeping tax increases moderate. And Burton proposes reasonable borrowing to help cover the city’s $200 million share of a planned new hospital’s cost. ... Burton offers a sound, realistic approach to the city’s needs. Oakville is better off with him in office."

Toronto Star
Oct. 21, 2010

The Beaver in 2014…

Our endorsement

"Burton hit the campaign trail hard. His hefty bid for the mayor’s office demonstrates his unwavering interest in the town. He has a track record and voters know him.

We believe Oakville residents would be best served by re-electing Burton based on his experience at the table."

Oakville Beaver Editorial
October 17, 2014

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