Cargas Continues to Rack-Up Endorsements

(HOUSTON)—James Cargas, a Houston public servant, continues to receive endorsements from organizations that serve Congressional District 7, including Democracy for Houston, Houston Area Stonewall Democrats, International Brotherhood of Teamsters-Local 988, and Katy Area Democrats.

“I am honored to receive endorsements from these organizations representing a diverse cross-section of Harris County,” said Cargas, adding, “Democratic groups, as well as Labor organizations, continue to recognize that District 7 needs a serious candidate with serious experience to defeat Tea Party darling Culberson, and I am up to the task of providing voters an alternative to the destructive and divisive Tea Party politics.”

Democracy for Houston began as part of the Dean for American campaign in 2004 and serves to educate Democrats about issues, candidates, and effective Democratic messaging; Houston Area Stonewall Democrats works to empower the LGBT community on Democratic candidates and issues; Local 988 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is part of the largest trade union in America serving workers in 21 industrial divisions; and the Katy Area Democrats provides a forum to promote and support Democratic voters and candidates in the western reaches of Harris County.

James Cargas offers substantial public service experience, including positions as a Congressional aide, law clerk at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, a Clinton White House staffer, and a special assistant in the U.S. Department of Energy under Secretary Bill Richardson.  He is currently Senior Assistant City Attorney for Energy with the City of Houston. In between Democratic administrations and working on several Democratic presidential campaigns, Cargas has served as in-house counsel in the pipeline and drilling services industries and as deputy director of the North American Energy Standards Board. Cargas and his wife, Dr. Dorina Papageorgiou, are members of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

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