Maxwell Frost on track to become first Gen Z member elected to Congress
In January, 25-year-old Maxwell Frost will likely be the first Gen Z member elected to Congress.
Frost is expected to win Florida’s 10th congressional district Democratic primary, held on Tuesday, ABC News reports. Frost defeated Randolph Bracy, whom much of the party establishment supported.
Following his projected victory, Frost thanked his community for supporting his campaign.
“I love this community and my decade-long fight for everything and everyone has only just begun,” he said in a press release.
Frost, who just turned 25 this year, was a national organizer for the ACLU and later became the national organizing director of March for Our Lives, a youth-led organization dedicated to ending the armed violence.
If he wins in November – when he faces military veteran Calvin Wimbish – he will fill the reliable blue seat of Representative Val Demings, who won the Democratic nomination for the Florida Senate race on Tuesday.
Frost has the support of leading progressives like Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey and Bernie Sanders.
He spoke with ABC News in March about his candidacy for Congress, saying then that he believed it was time to elect young leaders who better represent the values and ideas that young voters care about and want to see.
Some of the major issues Frost has addressed include gun control, “Medicare for All” and tackling climate change.
The 2022 election cycle marks the first time that members of Generation Z — those born after 1996 — are eligible to run for seats in the House of Representatives, where lawmakers must be 25 by the time they take their oath.
Another Gen-Zer could join Frost in Congress in the new year: Karoline Leavitt, a former congressional and White House aide to Trump who is running in the 1st Republican primary in New Hampshire’s congressional district, will be on the ballot in September, when she will find out if she continues until the general election in November.