Here to listen. ready to act. Fighting for our values in TX-7.


I’m running for US Congress in Texas’ Seventh District because we deserve representation that reflects our values.

Houstonians want Congress to expand access to health care, stand up to discrimination, invest in science and research, and build an economy that gives all hardworking Americans the opportunity to succeed.

The stakes have never been higher, and we need someone who is ready to do the job from day one. I worked on Capitol Hill before the Tea Party, Culberson and Trump corrupted it. Now, I’m running for Congress to stand up to Trump when he ignores the Constitution and to ensure that the promise of America belongs to all of us.
I hope you’ll join me.

  • “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
  • “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)
  • “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

Healthcare: A Step In The Right Direction, But We Need Your Voice More Than Ever

Our hard work fighting Trumpcare is starting to pay off. A damning Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report yesterday certainly helped, but ultimately, it was your phone calls, your rallies, and your letters that forced the Senate Republicans to postpone a vote on their Healthcare...

Washington Post Recognizes James Cargas

James Cargas’ dedication to getting more voters out in Texas’ Seventh District was recognized in the Washington Post, which said: also faces lots of competition. James Cargas, an environmental attorney, raised less than $100,000 for his third bid against Rep. John Abney...

James Cargas Denounces Senate Plan To Rip Healthcare From Millions

In response to Senate Republicans’ healthcare bill released today, James Cargas issued the following statement: “Seven weeks ago, John Culberson enthusiastically supported a healthcare bill that even President Trump called ‘mean.’ In deciding to follow the lead of their...

Cargas for Congress hosts Ossoff for Congress phone bank Saturday

Jon Ossoff is in a tight race for the U.S. Congress, representing Georgia’s 6th District.  The election is next Tuesday, June 20, and this is a vital race for Democrats. A win here can begin to turn the tide against the current administration.  James Cargas is giving us an...

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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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  • 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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  • [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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  • 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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