Harris County Council of Organizations (HCCO) PAC Backs James Cargas in Contested Primary

HOUSTON (Feb. 26, 2014) –The Harris County Council of Organizations (HCCO) PAC, a grassroots organization based in the African American communities of Harris County, announced its commitment to support James Cargas in his contested Democratic Primary for Congressional District 7.

Upon receiving the endorsement, James Cargas expressed his gratitude towards HCCO, stating “HCCO keeps me connected and accountable to local communities and to the issues taking place on the ground.”

Founded in 1949, the HCCO is an umbrella organization consisting of community based organizations, churches, and community leaders. HCCO formed a Political Action Committee (PAC) to educate, motivate, and inform the electorate.

“I am truly grateful to be the beneficiary of HCCO’s get out the vote efforts as my campaign enters the second week of early voting and prepares for Election Day,” Cargas added.

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 as a political appointee. 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. James is married to Dr. Dorina Papageorgiou, a neuroscientist who works in the Texas Medical Center.

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