Maxwell Frost becomes first member of Gen Z elected to Congress


Maxwell Frost
FILE – Maxwell Frost, Democratic congressional candidate for Florida’s District 10, speaks during a rally, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) Lynne Sladky/AP

Maxwell Frost becomes first member of Gen Z elected to Congress

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Democrat Maxwell Frost defeated Republican Calvin Wimbish in Florida‘s 10th Congressional District midterm election race, becoming the first member of Generation Z to be elected to Congress.

Frost’s blue district includes part of Orlando, the suburbs of Winter Park and Mainland, and the University of Central Florida.


The 25-year-old previously worked with the American Civil Liberties Union and the gun control activist group March for Our Lives. He will replace Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), who ran for Senate against incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) instead of seeking reelection in the House.

On his campaign website, Frost says he “will fight to end gun violence, win Medicare For All, transform our racist criminal justice system, and end the climate crisis.” He has also taken credit for pushing President Joe Biden to stop supporting the Hyde Amendment, which blocks federal funding of abortions, after Frost and other activists confronted him on the campaign trail in 2019.

Frost received endorsement from the Congressional Progressive Caucus and key progressive politicians, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).


Frost is one of two Gen Z candidates who advanced to the general election in this midterm cycle, the other being Karoline Leavitt (R-NH) who is running for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.

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