Maxwell Frost becomes first Gen Z member in Congress
Maxwell Alejandro Frost made headlines at the 2022 midterm elections as the first ‘Gen Z’ to be elected into Congress. The 25-year-old Democrat was running for Florida’s 10th congressional district. He received 59% of the vote compared to his counterpart Republican Calvin Wimbish’s 39.5%.
In the past few years, the country has seen Generation Z taking a stand and making their voices heard. From Black Lives Matter to protests over climate change, young people are front and center. Now, Congress is beginning to reflect that.
Frost was heavily involved in activism before his campaign. He was the national organizing director for ‘March for Our Lives’, a movement set on ending gun violence. He also fought for abortion rights in the American Civil Liberties Union.
His campaign addressed “hot” issues in the world of politics. He advocates for gun control, the protection of abortion rights, medicare for all, improving the justice system and ending the climate crisis. These issues are ones that reflect a large portion of young voters, bringing in most of his supporters.
He was endorsed by 30 organizations throughout his campaign including BOLD Democrats, BRADY United Against Gun Violence and Black Lives Matter PAC. He was also endorsed by public figures including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey.
Following the announcement of his victory, Frost tweeted, “We made history for Floridians, for Gen Z, and for everyone who believes we deserve a better future. I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to represent my home in the United States Congress.”