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James Cargas Receives GLBT Caucus Endorsement

HOUSTON (Jan. 27, 2014) – Houston’s GLBT Political Caucus has endorsed James Cargas in his bid to again become the Democratic nominee in Congressional District 7.

The GLBT Caucus Screening Committee met with both candidates and rated them on their qualifications, electability, knowledge of GLBT issues and community involvement. The Committee recommended Cargas by a wide margin, and Caucus members agreed.

“I am proud to have earned the endorsement of Harris County’s largest and most active GLBT political organization,” Cargas said, “I will continue to stand against all discrimination.”

When asked about the incumbent, Cargas said, “the U.S. Supreme Court has decided that the definition of marriage is a power reserved to the States.  However, the Tea Party’s John Culberson has repeatedly voted to have Congress interfere with the authority of states he does not live in when those states decide to put same-sex marriage on par with other marriages. Wasting federal resources on something that Congress has no authority over is just mean-spirited and perpetuates discrimination.”

 Houston Deserves Better!

James Cargas offers extensive public service experience. He has served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a deputy press secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as a law clerk, Clinton White House as an aide, and U.S. Department of Energy under Secretary Bill Richardson. He currently serves Mayor Annise Parker as the Senior Assistant City Attorney for Energy for the City of Houston, a position he also held under Mayor Bill White.

Additional information on the James Cargas campaign.

The Houston GLBT Political Caucus is the South’s oldest civil rights organization dedicated solely to the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. Founded in 1975, it is the largest GLBT political organization in the city of Houston and Harris County.

Additional information on the Houston GLBT Political Caucus.