It's Your Time

James Cargas
District 7 - Democrat

James Cargas first worked in the U.S. Congress as a Capitol Hill intern. Then in 1988, after graduating from the University of Michigan with a double major in English and Communications, he returned to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Press Secretary to a Michigan Democrat. By this time, Texan Jim Wright of Fort Worth was Speaker and Ronald Reagan was President. It was a time when the Republicans controlled the White House and the Democrats Congress , and they discussed their differences, put aside hardcore and obstinate ideologies, worked hard to find solutions that kept the federal government operating, and remained focused on serving the American people that elected them. It was how Congress had operated successfully since its formation in 1789.

In 1992, James graduated from The American University’s Washington College of Law where he served as President of the Environmental Law Society and Article Editor of The American University Journal of International Law and Policy (now The American University International Law Review).

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