Political Fundraising Letter


A political fundraising letter is written to organisations and individuals by a potential or hopeful political candidate who wishes to run for office in the local or federal government. The letter should contain details of the political candidate as well as his political objectives and aspirations for the local council, state or federal government. Please note that this letter is of utmost importance and it has to be written in a formal tone throughout the letter.

Some tips should be kept in mind while writing the letter. Keep the letter crisp and highlight it using bulleted points. This would help in holding the attention span of your reader. It is better to structure the letter into three paragraphs, namely an introduction, the main body and a conclusion. The introduction would introduce the candidate and would give necessary details regarding him. The main body would highlight his important objectives and reasons as to why he should be elected.

Sample Letter

The following is a sample of a political fundraising letter.


John Corey Palmquist,

JC Attorney-at-Law,

4878 Park Avenue,
Sacramento, CA 95823.

10 February 2017


Melvin D. Rothstein,

Managing Director,

Polo Apparel Industry,

3189 Locomotive Drive,
Sacramento, CA 954445.

Subject: Fundraising for political office

Dear Sir,

Please allow me to introduce myself and the objective of this letter.

I am John Corey Palmquist, a 45-year old attorney who has lived in this beautiful city of Sacramento all my life, having born and brought up here. I have studied and practised law in Sacramento, and I now feel it is time for me to give back to the community of Sacramento.

Hence, I am writing to invite you to join me in my political quest and support me to prepare to run for the post of mayor for Sacramento. I am passionate about raising the employment rate in our beautiful city as well as keeping it beautiful and vibrant in the economy, education and tourism. As a human rights activist and an NGO chairman, I have contributed much to the society. However, I want to do more. Following are some of the highlights of my career:

  • I have been practising law for the past 15 years. It’s now my time to give back.
  • I have been involved in several humanitarian efforts in my lifetime.
  • I run an NGO called AnimalsForUs, which takes care of animal rights.

I would welcome your kind donations and funds to assist me in this quest. Please feel free to present your comments and queries to me.

Thanking You.

Yours truly,

John Corey Palmquist

Contact no.: (730) 837 2826

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