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The Sims 3 Political Career Track

This Sims 3 Guide was originally written for the PC and Mac versions of the game, but also will help owners of the console versions - PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Please remember some info or numbers may have changed.

Political Career Track in the Sims 3To have your Sim apply for a job in politics, have them head to city hall. This job has a nice pay rate at the upper levels, and gives a couple of social abilities in the form of pep talk and inspire teens. Political Sims will end up with a lot of friends due the to the high charisma and campaign fundraiser requirements.

There are several other features of this Career. At higher levels, Sims will wave at you. There are a couple of ways to make money if you want to be sleazy as well. You'll be offered bribes, which if you take can cause your career to end. Similarly, you can siphon funds from the campaign and add it to your Sim's bank account. If you've been doing good at raising campaign funds, you can stand to make a lot of money this way. However, getting caught will end your career in Politics.

Charisma, Mood, Funding

The Sims 3 Political Career Track: Pay Rate, Hours Worked and Skill Reqs

Career Track
Job TitleWork HoursSalary/Pay Rate
Wages Earned/Day
Job Promotion &
Work Promotion Factors
1Podium PolisherMon-Fri
Charisma, Mood
2Ballot CounterMon-Fri
Charisma, Mood
3Campaign InternMon-Fri
Charisma, Mood
4Yes ManMon-Fri
Charisma, Mood, Boss
5City Council MemberMon, Wed, Thu, Fri
Charisma, Mood, Boss, Funding
6Local RepresentativeMon, Wed, Thu, Fri
Charisma, Mood, Boss, Funding
7MayorMon, Wed, Thu, Fri
Charisma, Mood, Boss, Funding
8GovernorMon, Wed, Thu, Fri
Charisma, Mood, Boss, Funding
9Vice-PresidentMon, Wed, Fri
Charisma, Mood, Boss, Funding
10Leader of the Free WorldMon, Wed, Fri

Good Traits for The Sims 3's Political Career Track

The Charismatic trait will help a Sim to raise charisma more quickly. They'll also get some additional social interactions which can help to make friends faster. This is important, because of the friend requirement of the charisma skill. This trait will also help ensure the leader of the free world lifetime wish appears as a selection.

Another trait that will assist your Sim in making friends for the charisma requirement. It will also help your Sim to build relations for asking for campaign contributions from other Sims. This is an important metric that resets each time your Sim gets a promotion.

Schmoozers are great at making friends at work. While it's not necessary for a politician to be friends with their co-workers, befriending them while on the job will go a long way toward meeting relationship requirements for charisma.

Party Animal
Party animals throw better parties. Since you can invite over loads of Sims at once to get campaign fundraising through the throw party interface, this will come in handy. Your Sim very well may get all the necessary campaign contributions from a single party if it's a great one.

Look to Good Traits For Every Career for more ideas.

Political Career Uniforms
Sims 3 Political Uniform: Yes Man
Yes Man Uniform
Sims 3 Political Uniform: Local Representative
Local Representative Uniform
Sims 3 Political Uniform: Mayor
Mayor Uniform
Sims 3 Political Uniform: Governor
Governor Uniform
Sims 3 Political Uniform: Vice President
Vice President Uniform
Sims 3 Political Uniform: Leader of the Free World
Leader of the Free World Uniform
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Comments (13)

Owen says...
I need some funding but no sim will give me any help!
5th November 2013 4:58pm
lily says...
you have to be friends with them so they give u money
5th July 2014 4:13pm
Ainsley says...
Hey there, I am Ainsley. My sim is not doing the political job correctly. The started at Leader Of The Free World, then went to Vice President. Help please?
4th November 2012 4:22pm
Charlotte says...
Hi Ainsley, I've not heard of this problem before. I would try getting your sim to quit the job and then re-applying for the career. Hope you work it out.
28th February 2013 7:25am
Kaitlin says...
I've always wanted one of my Sims to have a political career, but I'm not sure how funding part for levels 5-9 works. Could someone please explain it to me? Thank you.
1st May 2013 4:38pm
Danni says...
You throw fundraising parties (Invite rich friends!) and they all donate money when the party happens or you can ask people for a donation :)
7th May 2013 12:53pm
Chandra says...
What's is the recruitments for Leader of the Free World promotion..

My sims had a lot of simoleon's for funding's...

What day I can take a Holliday...?
Is that real estate effected to my political job's....?
11th July 2013 9:32pm
lily says...
my sim is at level 9 in the political career but she wont go to work anymore. what should i do?
5th July 2014 4:12pm
kim says...
Did she have a baby recently?
6th July 2014 2:49pm
Jamie says...
My sim started the political career today and he wore his swimming clothes!!! I tried to stop and make him change but as soon as i clicked work he changed back into swim clothes and had a weird haircut too!!!
8th December 2013 7:08pm
lily says...
you can make ur sim change his work clothes by adding an outfit to ur work clothe when u plan ur outfits
5th July 2014 4:17pm
Frustrated says...
My sim completed his lifetime wish, so I wanted to finish his wife's LTW so I could focus on the kids. Using testingcheatsenabled I set her career to leader of the free world, but her LTW hasn't been completed yet. Am I supposed to get promoted again?
21st June 2014 6:27am
kim says...
Did she have a baby recently?
6th July 2014 2:48pm
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