Frost, 25, defeated Republican Calvin Wimbish, a retired 72-year-old army green beret, to take the seat in Orlando’s 10th Congressional District now held by Democrat Val Demings.
Frost will stand out among his future colleagues in the conference halls, where the average age of House members is 58. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is 82, while GOP leader Kevin McCarthy will be 58 three weeks after the session of the 118th Congressional Hammers. (Gen Z generally refers to those born in the late 1990s to early 2010.)
The young Democrat served as the National Organizing Director for March for Our Lives, an anti-gun violence group that grew out of the Parkland massacre, and has a history of gun violence. focal point of his campaign. Frost received recommendations from prevention groups such as Brady: United Against Gun Violence and Giffords, as well as gun control activist Fred Guttenberg, one of the most high-profile parent activists who emerged from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre on February 14, 2018, when his 14-year-old daughter Jaime Guttenberg was shot.
“History was made tonight”, Frost said in a statement. “We have made history for Floridians, for Gen Z and for everyone who believes we deserve a better future. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to represent my house in the United States Congress.”
Another Gen Z congressional candidate, 25-year-old Republican Karoline Leavitt, is in a competitive race for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.