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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.

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

    - Former At-Large Council Member Melissa Noriega
  • “Recently federal research funding has suffered deep cuts, Cargas will work to restore federal research funding”

    - Dr. Robert Curl. Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • “The district leans Republican, but not so much that a moderate Democrat like Cargas can’t win”

    - Washington Monthly
  • “James has the depth and breadth of experience to serve in the United States Congress”

    - Rep. Jessica Farrar
  • ” He does not give up “

    - Rep. Alma Allen
  • “A much needed voice of reason in Washington DC”

    - Gayle Fallon, former President, Houston Federation of Teachers

Staying Focused on Our Children, and Our Future

As important as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference is, we can't allow Trump's misconduct to distract us from working towards the progress we have yet to achieve. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court delivered its historic decision in Brown v....

Hold Trump Accountable

Trump is hiding something. Maybe it’s criminal? Maybe it’s an impeachable offense? Or, maybe it’s just a little embarrassing. Whatever it is, the American people are entitled to full disclosure and transparency. Just days after FBI Director James Comey requested more...

James Cargas is “Building the Barn” in TX-7

“Building the Barn” by B.P. Herrington summarizes my efforts to build TX-7 into a blue voting congressional district these past cycles. “The candidacy of a forward thinking energy advocate like Cargas will rejuvenate the energy and transportation policy debate with innovative...

Culberson & Trump’s Devastating Cuts to Science Funding

Trump and Culberson’s plan to slash the National Institutes of Health budget by 18% or $5.8 billion is not the way to keep America great. I promise fully funding biomedical research will be my top priority in Congress. This is not just about money and our economy. These devastating...

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

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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)

  • 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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  • [Cargas possesses] experience tailor-made to represent the district.  (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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