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.


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...

Ask Democratic Candidate James Cargas Your Questions This Saturday

Ask James Cargas your questions at a congressional meet and greet hosted by Voters Taking Action (VoTA).  He is not afraid of the people he hopes to represent in Congress. In fact, he is looking forward to learning their priorities and opinions.   Congress is on...

James Cargas calls on Congress to investigate Russian ties to the Administration

    TRANSCRIPT: “What did the president know, and when did he know it?” We owe that famous line to Senator Howard Baker, a Republican from Tennessee, who co-chaired the Watergate Hearings that ultimately led to the resignation of a Republican president. I’m...

Town Hall Meetings

Come ask your questions of James Cargas!   Congress is in recess February 18-26 so Members can return to their districts and hold town hall meeting and get input from their constituents – but not John Culberson. He’s not having any of that. Instead, his only district...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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Rep. Culberson proves himself unsuited to represent Houston - The Daily Texan https://t.co/vz0vdwsn50 @thedailytexan @nmHorwitz is so right

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

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

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

    - Former At-Large Council Member Melissa Noriega
  • ” He does not give up “

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

    - Dr. Robert Curl. Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • “A much needed voice of reason in Washington DC”

    - Gayle Fallon, former President, Houston Federation of Teachers