The Houston Chronicle declared that my political and energy experience is “tailor-made to represent the district.” (Feb. 26, 2014)

28 years ago I worked on Capitol Hill when Jim Wright was the Speaker and Democrats and Republicans worked together – not always agreeing – but working together to pass legislation and move our Nation forward. Today, after 220 years, that Congress is gone. Today, Congress is stuck in gridlock due to ideological Tea Party members like John Culberson. If you want to get Congress working again, then elect me to represent the 7th District of Texas.

“Houston Can Do Better” with a congressman who will put Houstonians before party politics.


Come to the 2nd town hall meeting!

Sunday, March 26, 2017
2:00 – 3:30PM

Spring Branch Middle School
1000 Piney Point Rd., Houston, TX


Dear Neighbors,

The Constitution preserves our freedoms through its checks and balances. This Congress, however, has abdicated its duty to act as a check against the powers of this President.
Today, our fundamental rights, health care, social security, etc. are imperiled more than ever with a do-nothing investigate-nothing special-interest Congress.
Your voice and your vote can take this country back on Nov. 6, 2018.
Back to reasoned, civil discourse and debate. The way our Founders intended.
I’m a public servant and experienced candidate, who produced the strongest challenge in TX-7 in 16 years. And I’d like to hear your response to John Culberson’s Town Hall. Get all of your questions answered.
He wants to ignore your voice; I want to hear it.
Join me on March 26th. And, together, we will bring representation back to the House. 

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  • Throughout this election cycle, Culberson has faced criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike for being more of a busybody who panders to the tea party than a true representative. (Oct. 19, 2016)

  • His experience as a congressional press secretary provides important background on navigating Congress. In fact, it is that experience that drove Cargas to run, hoping to provide a voice of common-sense collegiality to a system now seemingly dominated by tea party extremism. (July 19, 2012)

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  • Experience tailor-made to represent the district.  (Feb. 25, 2014)

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  • Go for the candidate who talks about Houston issues and not just in cable news quotes. That candidate is James Cargas. (Feb. 25, 2014)

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  • Unlike Culberson, he’ll be a constructive force in Congress, which would be a welcome change. (Oct. 16, 2014)

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  • In the 7th district … it’s time for a change. We endorse Democratic challenger James Cargas.  (Oct. 16, 2014)

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  • “The district leans Republican, but not so much that a moderate Democrat like Cargas can’t win”

    - Washington Monthly
  • “James is honest and hard-working with a strong commitment to public service”

    - Former At-Large Council Member Melissa Noriega
  • “He is the candidate who can win in November against the Republicans and their Tea Party allies and stand up for women in these hostile times”

    - Senator Sylvia Garcia
  • ” He does not give up “

    - Rep. Alma Allen
  • “Recently federal research funding has suffered deep cuts, Cargas will work to restore federal research funding”

    - Dr. Robert Curl. Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • “Very early on, way before he came to Washington, I worked with James and his family in my district in Michigan as a liaison to the Greek community,His family was very well respected. James was a thoughtful, persistent, fine young man, including the time he was part of my communications group. If elected, I believe he will do a fine job for his constituents.”

    - Former Congressman David Bonior (D-MI)
  • “A much needed voice of reason in Washington DC”

    - Gayle Fallon, former President, Houston Federation of Teachers
  • “James has the depth and breadth of experience to serve in the United States Congress”

    - Rep. Jessica Farrar