A successful real estate broker and respected municipal leader, John O'Reilly was first elected in 1993 and re-elected in 1997 and in 2000.
A strong voice for his constituents in Caucus, Mr. O'Reilly has also taken on a busy parliamentary schedule. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs and has served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence.
He has served on the standing committees of Human Resources Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities, and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, as chair.
He created and was the Chair of Central Ontario Caucus and a Member of Rural Caucus. Mr. O’Reilly has also previously chaired the sub-Committee on HIV/AIDS and was Vice-Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.
Prior to entering federal politics, Mr. O'Reilly served from 1991 to 1993 on Lindsay Town Council. In this capacity, he chaired the Town Finance and Personnel Committee, during which time the number of committees was reduced from twenty-three to seven.
Mr. O'Reilly's community service is highlighted by a term on the Ontario Parole Board and chairing Lindsay Crime Stoppers. In his spare time, he enjoys rebuilding antique and vintage cars.
He and his wife Marilyn have two children and one grandchild.