Frost could be the first member of Generation Z to join Congress.
This week saw election primaries for many important battleground states throughout the United States. One of the most prominent elections was Florida, which saw the victory of one of the youngest politicians in action right now: Maxwell Alejandro Frost.
At 25 years old, Frost is notably younger than his contemporaries on both sides of Florida’s political divide. Despite that, he clinched victory in the Democratic primary for Florida’s Congress representative, beating out nine other Democratic candidates. He’ll be taking on the Republican candidate, Calvin Wimbish, in November for the Congress seat. If Frost wins, he’ll be the very first member of Generation Z to join the US Congress.
Frost has built his platform primarily on progressive issues, such as comprehensive Medicare and affordable, incentivized green energy initiatives. He is also a staunch advocate of gun control initiatives, having previously been a leading figure in the March 4 Our Lives movement, and has voiced public opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
WE WON!!! Thank you so much to all of our supporters, endorsers, volunteers, & staff. We won because of our message: Love. That no matter who you are, you deserve healthcare, a livable wage, and to live free from gun violence. We made history tonight. Thank you so much, Orlando. pic.twitter.com/FwNxadyQtg
— Maxwell Alejandro Frost (@MaxwellFrostFL) August 24, 2022
“Today’s election is proof that Central Florida’s working families want representation that has the courage to ask for more,” Frost said in a statement following his win. “I share this victory with the nurses, forklift drivers, teachers, caregivers, social workers, farmers, union organizers, cashiers, and other members of this vibrant community who supported this campaign.”