It’s not about left or right, it’s about right or wrong.

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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.

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

    - Former At-Large Council Member Melissa Noriega
  • “The district leans Republican, but not so much that a moderate Democrat like Cargas can’t win”

    - Washington Monthly
  • “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)

The Shame of Charlottesville: Not Our American Values!

Join me in condemning in the strongest possible way the white supremacists and neo-Nazis, their displays of hate, bigotry, and violence, and especially their claims to represent "American" values. There are not many sides!  Only one side is responsible for the ugly chaos, three...

James Takes a Stand For Net Neutrality, and Explains it to John Culberson

Imagine if your access to roads was based on the size of car you could afford... Or if a phone company charged you more based on the content of your calls. This is what the major internet carriers are asking the Federal Communications Commission, when they asked the FCC...

James Featured by The National Herald – Greek Edition

James’ campaign is covered in the largest Greek-American newspaper, The National Herald, with national and international circulation. The reporter shares what James stands for, and how James is qualified to be the Congressman from Texas’ 7th District. The article also reveals how...

James Featured by The National Herald

James’ campaign is covered in the largest Greek-American newspaper, The National Herald, with national and international circulation. The reporter shares what James stands for, and how James is qualified to be the Congressman from Texas’ 7th District. The article also reveals how...

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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)

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

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