Reasons for Writing a Letter to the Winning Candidate
You are a personal friend or family member who wants to share in the excitement of success.
You will be working closely with the newly elected person and want to start with a good working relationship.
You have been a supporter of the campaign and want to continue your support.
You have specific ideas and actions you'd like to be enacted by the newly elected.
You want to offer to help as an appointed committee or cabinet member.
For a Newly Elected Public Official
Congratulations on your election as Mayor. I'm extremely pleased with the results of the election and I'm confident that you'll serve us well in the decisions you'll make for our community. I know you are smart, wise, and discerning as you've proven in your previous roles and throughout your campaign. Thank you for contributing your time and effort toward the important issues. As you're aware, I'm interested in getting involved more. Please let me know if you'd like to have help with any committee work for which I could serve as a member. I'd bring enthusiasm to your team!
From the Losing Candidate
I want to congratulate you and thank you for running and participating in the democratic process. You deserve the new job you've been elected to do and I hold no hard feelings against you. I'm willing to assist you in your transition as you start. Please reach out if you need help.
Congratulations Letter from Constituents
We are excited to congratulate you on your Tuesday victory! You were the easy choice as you consistently and clearly communicated your vision for our concerns. We plan to continue our close communication with you as you enact your vision. Please let us know how we can help continue to support your initiatives. We admire and trust your openness with your constituents to continue. We wish you success as you begin your new appointment!
Sincerely, Your Constituents in the RTO
What to Include in the Letter
Sincere congratulation for winning
Acknowledgement of the work that it took to win
Why you're happy for the win
What you want the newly elected to do
An offer to help with that work
How you can be supportive