James Lee is a native Texan, health care advocate, and progressive Mexican-American.

A native of the Rio Grande Valley, James went on to graduate from the University of Houston where he found a calling for health care advocacy. Today James serves as a public affairs associate at one of the nation’s largest community health centers, where he focuses on civic engagement and government relations.

In July 2016, James was elected to the Texas Democratic Party State Executive Committee as state committeeman for the Hispanic Caucus. Prioritizing finance and messaging, James was appointed to serve on the state party’s finance, messaging, and rules committee. James also serves as the co-chair of the Hispanic messaging committee.


James has been endorsed by the State Tejano Democrats, and elected officials and community leaders from across Texas. James has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and a Rising Star by the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area. In 2015 James was the recipient of the City of Houston Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award for Youth Activist under former Mayor Annise Parker. Today James serves on the Hispanic Advisory Board of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.

Learn more about the Hispanic Caucus.