James Cargas is the Greek-American Democrat who ran for the Democratic nomination in Texas and managed to win over Lissa Squires. Mr Cargas received 1,641 votes more than Squires or translating the number into percentage 15% more.
Apparently, his voters appreciated his professional background, which is really impressive. Cargas is an attorney with a background in environmental and energy law who has done two stints in the Clinton Administration in the White House and the Department of Energy.
He has also worked for the US Congress and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, as well as an advisor to the City of Houston on energy matters under Mayors White and Parker. He serves on the board of various energy-related associations and is a founding member of the Oil Patch Democrats.
(Source: National Herald)