James Cargas Receives Texas and Harris County AFL-CIO Endorsements
HOUSTON (Jan. 30, 2014) – The Texas AFL-CIO and the Harris County AFL-CIO Council have endorsed James Cargas as their candidate in the Congressional District 7 primary on March 4th. “I am very grateful for the AFL-CIO’s sole endorsement,” Cargas said upon learning the news.
“I am looking forward to working with labor on the campaign trail and in Congress. The AFL-CIO has been leading the charge on worker safety, equal pay for women, preserving our social safety nets like Medicare and Social Security, a good education that leads to good jobs, and many other issues of vital importance to all middle class Americans, not just their own union members,” Cargas added.
“Given James’ experience of having worked on Capitol Hill previously and long-history of public service in Washington DC and Houston, he was the clear choice in this race,” said Richard Shaw, Secretary-Treasurer of the Harris County AFL-CIO.
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.