Sample Cover Letter #1:
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:
I am interested in the assistant position advertised in XXX. I am currently employed as
Legislative Director for Assemblywoman XXXX, Chairperson of the NYS Assembly XXX. I
accepted this position because of the emphasis on the writing and research skills which are
applicable to your requirements for an author’s assistant. My experience in the NYS
Assembly has afforded me the opportunity to become familiar with the consolidated and
unconsolidated laws of the State of New York. I also have extensive experience in legal and
In my position as Legislative Director for Ms. XXX, I prepare her personal legislation which
deals with issues relative to her position as Senior Member of the NYS Assembly Standing
Committee on XXXX. In as much as she is Chairperson of the XXX Committee I am, of
course, heavily involved in the current welfare and medicaid reform movement.
In response to your search for a part-time assistant, I believe my experience in the
Legislature, and my research and writing skills qualify me for consideration. If you would
like, I can provide with current samples with my work.
To further acquaint you with the specifics of my background I am enclosing my resume. I
hope you will consider me for this position. I look forward to meeting with you and
discussing my qualifications in more detail.
Your Typed Name