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Include These Legislative Aide Skills
- Constituent communications/relations
- Correspondence and memoranda
- Addressing constituent concerns
- Legislative research and materials
- Social events and meetings
- Policy recommendations/statements
- Intern oversight
- Database management
- Media/lobbyist management
An example of a cover letter for a Legislative Aide is shown below, with similar qualifications and experience noted.
Dear Mr. Soule:
Upon review of your posting for a Legislative Aide, I was immediately drawn to submit the enclosed resume for your consideration. As a results-driven and detail-focused professional with key experience assisting government representatives with a variety of tasks, I am positioned to exceed your expectations for this role.
My background in helping to cultivate strong constituent relationships and alliances positions me to excel in this role. Accompanied by a strong commitment to promoting legislative agendas and mandates, I excel at coordinating district events and activities and leveraging my exceptional written and verbal communication skills to drive legislative success.
Highlights of my experience include the following…
Excelling as a Legislative Aide for Senator Frank Rosenblaun for the past four years, serving as the chief point of contact for the senator’s constituents, lobbyists, and media; researching and drafting bills, preparing memoranda, responding to constituent inquiries/comments, and maintaining a constituent database.
Summarizing detailed information regarding all legislative bill content and corresponding/relevant issues for presentation to Senator Rosenblaum.
Developing and implementing a local monthly forum to facilitate communication on legislative agendas and concerns among constituents and their representatives.
Supervising up to 6 interns, training and coaching them on internal office tasks as well as government proceedings.
Producing informative and educational materials for distribution to constituents through the media and mail.
Demonstrating consistently superior interpersonal, time management, and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to excel under pressure.
Earning a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin.
With the capacity to employ persuasive communication skills to influence public perceptions and my proven history of providing comprehensive legislative support, I am prepared to substantially impact the success of your team as your next Legislative Aide. I look forward to discussing the position – and my qualifications – in further detail.
Thank you for your consideration.
Mitchell R. Wolfe