- Endorsing a person would be beneficial to gain a position in an office. Displaying good public opinion about you could be useful. When you get endorsed by an influential person, remember that he has lent his integrity.
- Keep in mind the person and the office for which you are endorsing him or her.
- Mention the qualifications, accomplishments, and capabilities of the candidate that suits the position.
- End with requesting and mentioning the candidate's name and relevant qualifications.
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[State, ZIP Code]
[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
I would like to recommend Sue Walter for the position of the Delegate to the State Assembly from Wisconsin. Sue has had numerous experience in legislation as she was a political reporter for the Daily Times. In this field, Sue has been able to earn the respect of fellow countrymen, the legislators, and the government officers as well.
Ms. Sue has been a resident of Wisconsin for a very long time, and she graduated from Wisconsin High School, and she also went to the University of Wisconsin. Currently, she lives with her husband just a couple of blocks away from her birthplace in Lincoln District. They are both highly respected by the community, and they have also given long hours to schools, libraries and their church doing volunteer work.
Ms. Sue's selflessness and philanthropy are highly commendable and inspiring. I have had the privilege of working with Ms. Sue on "Shelter for the Homeless" and on that experience, she earned great respect and admiration on my side. I was greatly impressed by her generosity and dedication. She spent precious hours for the homeless and helped them financially as well. She also guided them to get better local jobs.
I am a proud supporter of Sue Walter and wish that she is chosen as the Delegate to the State Assembly.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Example of a letter recommending a delegation candidate.
Further things to consider when writing endorsement letters to politicians
Endorsement letters are letters written to give support or public approval to someone or something. In most cases, these letters are used to recommend or endorse individuals or programs. There are many reasons why you may want to write an endorsement letter. Some of these include endorsing or expressing support for a new bill, endorsing a student for an award, introducing and endorsing a politician, and endorsing a bid, just to mention a few. Writing endorsement letters for any of these scenarios will provide the information necessary to confirm the selected individual or item.
There are a few things you should keep in mind when writing endorsement letters. First of all, these are formal letters, and therefore they should have some professional approach. Use clear and specific language. Introduce yourself and give details about what you are endorsing. If you are endorsing a candidate for an award, for example, mention the award for which he/she is nominated. Mention how long you have known the candidate and the type of relationship you share. Clearly state the reasons behind your endorsement request. Make sure that the information you have provided is correct. End with an offer to answer any questions.
Letters to Politicians
Letters to politicians are letters written to people who are active in government usually as elected officials. Like the majority of business people, most politicians do not have enough time to read and respond to letters from their constituents. Your letter is most likely read by an assistant who discusses it briefly with the politician and drafts a response according to that discussion. Therefore, your letter needs to be clear and to the point so that the assistant understands its content completely. You don't want the letter to end up in the stack of unheeded letters, do you?
Personal letters to politicians could be one of the most effective tools for change. Before drafting one, do your homework to make sure that you are writing to the right person. Address the recipient with respect. State the objective of your letter and briefly introduce your issue. Mention your interest in the issue at hand and any relevant credentials. Introduce questions that will provoke the recipient to respond. Suggest ways in which the issue can be resolved. Thank the politician for any positive action he/she has taken in the past on similar issues. Close the letter with a call to action.