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Dear (Mr. or Ms.) (Last Name),
Good day. I am writing to you after being referred by our mutual colleague John Smith. John said you had filed paperwork to run for office in Congressional District 9 this election cycle. As you know, Senator Sally Davis is retiring this year and after 12 years as part of her team, I am looking for a new position. I’ve spoken with John about your goals for office and I am confident I can help you achieve them as your Press Secretary.
I graduated from the University of XXX and completed my first campaign in the district where you will be running. I am familiar with the voters, the issues that concern them, and members of the media that still work at surrounding newspapers and television stations. Examples of my achievements include:
- Drafted daily press releases during two intense campaign cycles to communicate Senator Davis’ stance on issues and keep the media updated with her campaign and appearance schedule.
- Handled media communications while the Senator was in office and coached her on interview topics.
- Gathered and analyzed public opinion on various issues to assist the Senator in creating message points for press releases, interviews, and public appearances.
- Proved vital in delivering two election victories by five percentage points or more and assisting the Senator in gaining passage of 10 bills that she authored and championed in Congress.
I would like to meet with you to gain a better understanding of your goals and what message you want to communicate to your electoral base. I will make myself available at your convenience and hope to hear from you soon to schedule a meeting. Until then, I have attached my resume for your review. Thank you for your time and consideration.