Cargas Receives Houston Black American Democrats and Tejano Democrats Endorsements

(HOUSTON)—James Cargas, a former Congressional and White House aide, is proud to announce that he has received two major endorsements from the Houston Black American Democrats (HBAD) and the Harris County Tejano Democrats in his race to become the Democratic nominee for Congressional District 7.

Cargas recognized the importance of these endorsements as the Democratic Primary nears, stating, “Both organizations have a long history of engaging voters and getting out the vote,” adding, “I am honored to earn these endorsements because both organizations will play a role in our historic victory in November.”

Now that the Democratic Primary has been scheduled for May 29, the race for the nomination will soon turn to engaging voters from all corners of District 7. “As District 7 becomes more diverse, thanks to shifts in population and redistricting, the district deserves a representative who will serve everyone, and earning the HBAD and Tejano Democrats endorsements is an acknowledgement that I am that representative,” stated Cargas.

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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