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Legislative Assistants draft, edit, and gather support for bills or other pieces of legislation. Example resumes for this position showcase skills like leading efforts into increasing product stewardship for the pharmaceutical industry, serving as the primary legal researcher for over 50 pieces of legislation, and creating databases of supporters for proposed legislation. Sample resumes show that getting into this field requires a bachelor's degree in the fields of political science, business, social science, or public administration.

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Legislative Assistant

Provided daily support to three state representatives (Rep. Wolkins, Rep. Slager, and Rep. Turner)

  • Served as the direct liaison with legislative, policy, and agency staff on constituent matters for the three legislators
  • Crafted and delivered detailed communications, both written and verbal, on behalf of state representatives to constituents on a multitude of topics
  • Composed policy documents for the caucus regarding the actions of the House Environmental Affairs Committee
  • Oversaw an intern during the legislative session, and was responsible for their work product
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Political Science
2

Legislative Assistant

  • Researched and drafted legislation suggested by District Attorneys throughout California
  • Organized state-wide conferences attended by various law enforcement officials
  • Communicated regularly with District Attorneys and board members on advocacy and education
  • Coordinated lobbying efforts for legislation relating to District Attorneys and public safety
  • Monitored and reported on legislation as it moved through the legislative process
  • Managed formal communications including maintaining a large legislative database
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
MA
Master of Arts
3

Legislative Assistant

Duties and Accomplishments: Utilizes research skills to draft legislative proposals, monitor pending legislation, propose legislative recommendations, and prepare for hearings and meetings for the Member on a diverse range of legislative areas, including natural resources and fisheries. Represents the Member at high-level meetings and functions. Oversees constituent newsletter distributed to 108,000 people per week. Works with colleagues and other Congressional staff to advance legislative proposals.

  • Developed and successfully implemented a new constituent newsletter distributed to a subscriber list of 108,000 people per week by working to ensure a consistency in editorial style encompassing a wide array of elements including: graphics, captions, images, videos, and text.
  • Researched and drafted a House Joint Resolution conferring honorary citizenship on the Spanish Revolutionary War hero, General Bernardo de Gálvez by utilizing research and writing skills, and worked with stakeholders to see the bill signed into law in December 2014.
  • Researched and drafted legislation codifying local conservation agreements into federal law and secured passage of this bill in the House of Representatives by working with stakeholders, Congressional committee staff and Congressional leadership.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
History
4

Legislative Assistant

  • Researched new legislation and direction that progressive cities are headed while maintaining unity among the Council.
  • Coordinated committee meetings with guest speakers and dialogue between Council Members
  • Drafted resolutions, memorandums, and proclamations for each Council Member
  • Created an electronic filing system for incoming documents for both the City Clerk and Council Members
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BS
Environmental Geoscience
BA
Actuarial Science
5

Office Manager/legislative Assistant

  • Provided a wide range of administrative support including maintenance of office supply inventory, proofreading, travel arrangements, reception, meeting organization and liaison to building management.
  • Planned events, including securing venues, catering, hotel reservations, event materials and registration.
  • Scheduled meetings for a team of six with state legislators, U.S. legislators' staff and others.
  • Formatted and sent e-blasts, maintained mailing lists, organized videoconferences and liaised with the information technology manager to troubleshoot computer and other technology issues.
  • Drafted position letters and fact sheets to be distributed to legislative committees.
  • Conducted legislative research, tracked legislation, maintained internal legislative calendar, monitored legislative hearings and floor sessions and delivered documents at the Capitol building.
  • Managed the collection and filing of time sensitive government mandated reports.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
6

Executive/legislative Assistant

  • Briefed congressman on policy issues specific to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense
  • Managed congressman's schedule and assisted chief of staff with day-to-day operations, including oversight of an annual $1.2 Million budget.
  • Researched hundreds of pieces of legislation which were addressed by the Congress
  • Assisted constituents and organizations by working with Executive Branch Agencies and Congressional Committees
  • Managed a bi-partisan piece of legislation regarding TRICARE and Health Savings Accounts, including the recruitment of over 80 cosponsors
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
7

Legislative Assistant

  • Handled all calls, correspondence, and schedule for the State Representative
  • Researched status of legislation and various requests daily.
  • Good written communications, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate, and build cohesive volunteer teams for events.
  • Planned and coordinated meetings, community events, workshops, and fairs for the State Representative.
  • Arranged site logistics, vendor/guest speakers, and audiovisual support.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Social Welfare
8

Legislative Assistant (internship)

  • Provided administrative support to three (3) Connecticut State Representatives.
  • Performed research on laws and how they apply in order to prepare documents used by legislators to communicate a clearer understanding of these laws to committees and other organizations.
  • Prepared testimony and correspondence to committees, sub-committees, and constituents based upon varying requests using a mail merge.
  • Attended public hearings and committee meetings in absence of legislator to document key points or decisions and relay that information to my representative(s).
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
Bsw
9

Legislative Assistant

  • Researched and tracked bills authored by Senator Don Betzold, and provided timely updates to lobbyists and interested parties.
  • Disseminated legislative information to city/county officials and constituents.
  • Served as Secretary of the State Government Budget Division committee.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
English; Minor Concentration: Womens Studies
MA
Organizational Leadership
10

Legislative Assistant

  • Provided legislative and administrative support to health care government relations team.
  • Conducted research, drafted materials, monitored and attended congressional hearings.
  • Scheduled meetings and handled logistics for client events.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
Political Science, History

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