District G

Staff of District G

Staff Group Photo

James RainsJames Rains, Chief of Staff
James began his career with the City of Houston in 2013 and spent time in various departments until joining Council Member Jack Christie’s office as Chief of Staff in 2018. He joined the District G office after seeing through Council Member Christie’s term at the end of 2019. As Chief of Staff, James oversees the day-to-day administration of the office and works with Council Member Huffman to ensure that our city remains accountable to the concerns of its citizenry.

James is a sixth-generation, lifelong Texan and a proud alumnus of the University of Houston; graduating with a BA in 2009 and an MPA in 2013.

James can be reached at james.rains@houstontx.gov or by calling 832.393.3263.

Rachel MaxcyRachel Maxcy, Deputy Chief of Staff
Rachel joined the Council floor in 2018 where she worked for Council Members Stardig and Christie before transitioning to Council Member Travis' staff after Council Member Christie’s term ended in 2019. Rachel carries on assisting the residents of District G under Council Member Huffman’s leadership. She is responsible for all scheduling activity, including meeting requests, event invitations, and managing the Council Member's daily calendar. She also manages social media for the Council Member and oversees creating district events.

Rachel has a BS in Sports, Entertainment, Event Management from Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC where she was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon and Student Government.

She is a native District G Houstonian and loves this city and all that it offers. In her spare time, she is an avid sports fan- especially for Houston teams, Team Captain of a Bowling League Team, and a dedicated Captain for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Rachel can be reached at rachel.maxcy@houstontx.gov or by calling 832.393.3264.

Sarah JonesSarah Jones, Director of Constituent Services
Sarah joined the District G Office in 2023 as Director of Constituent Services for Council Member Mary Nan Huffman. Before transitioning to the District G office, Sarah worked for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in San Antonio as a Staff Assistant covering the Southcentral Texas region. Now as Director of Constituent Services, she serves as the point of contact for District G residents seeking assistance to resolve daily community concerns and issues.

Sarah has a BA in Political Science from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, and a MS in Marketing and Communications from Loyola University New Orleans. During her time at Texas Tech University, Sarah was an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys cheering on Texas Tech’s many sports teams, baking gluten-free treats, and exploring!

Sarah can be reached at sarah.jones@houstontx.gov or by calling 832.393.3271.