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.


The Worlds Energy Capital

    Houston is the world’s Energy Capital, this includes dominance in renewable energy as well as traditional oil and gas. Congressional District 7 is home to the Texas Energy Corridor and thousands of well-paying energy jobs. The Energy Corridor should...

Preventing Houston Floods – Pay Now or Pay Later

    HOUSTON (Aug. 22, 2016) -- Congressional District 7 has experienced some of the worst flooding in Texas – especially when Brays Bayou overflows its banks. This includes communities like Meyerland, Braeswood and Willowbend, and some communities in the...

James Cargas for Congress Launches New Website

HOUSTON (Aug. 18, 2016) - The James Cargas for Congress campaign launched its new website today, positioned at www.JamesCargas.com, the familiar URL supporters have known for years. Following a page by page review of the existing images and text, every element of this now...

Houston Chronicle Endorses James Cargas for Congress

HOUSTON (Oct. 16, 2014) –The Houston Chronicle has endorsed James Cargas for Congress in Congressional District 7 over the seven-term incumbent declaring “it’s time for change.” From today’s editorial page: For Congress We need representatives who will advocate for...

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

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  • Experience tailor-made to represent the district.  (Feb. 25, 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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  • “A much needed voice of reason in Washington DC”

    - Gayle Fallon, former President, Houston Federation of Teachers
  • “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)
  • ” He does not give up “

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

    - Dr. Robert Curl. Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • “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