Maxwell Frost, an American activist, just won his bid for Congress in Florida, becoming the first Gen-Z member of the United States House of Representatives. In a speech to his followers, the politician stated:
“Florida Central” My name is Maxwell Alejandro Frost and I will be the first member of Generation Z to serve in the United States Congress!’
Discussing his fight against gun violence, Frost said he began his quest at age 15 after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. He also said people want “big championships” and that everyone in Central Florida has a “daring.” transformative shift.”
“People are looking for brave champions who believe in the great transformative change we need, that every individual in Central Florida, across the state, and across the country deserves to just be human.”
WE WON!!!! History was made tonight. 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. #FL10
— Maxwell Alejandro Frost (@MaxwellFrostFL) Nov 9, 2022
Maxwell Frost, 25, defeated Army Green Beret veteran Calvin Wimbish, 72, in the battle for the 10th seat in the Congressional District in Orlando. According to NBC News, the young Democrat was heavily favored, leading Wimbish from 58.8% to 39.7% with 72% of the vote cast. Frost recently met the Constitution’s 25-year age limit for the chamber as a Gen-Z member (those born between the late 1990s and early 2010s). He is expected to stand out from his colleagues in Congress, as the average age of the members of the House is 58 years.
While the minimum age to serve in the United States Senate is 30 years, all members of the House must be at least 25 years old. According to reports, the 2022 election cycle was the first in which Gen Z candidates reached the minimum age to run for the House.
Maxwell Frost was abused by the police at a young age.
Maxwell Frost is a politician, activist and community organizer from the United States. On January 17, 1997, he was born to a Haitian father and a Puerto Rican lady of Lebanese descent. Frost’s grandmother Yeya and mother landed in Florida from Cuba during the Freedom Flights in the early 1960s, according to his official biography. His biological mother had seven children and is said to have been involved in a cycle of drugs, crime and violence during her pregnancy.
Frost was eventually adopted as a baby by Maritza Argibay Frostas, a special education teacher. He attended Osceola County School for the Arts in Orlando and will begin classes at Valencia College in June 2022. The lawmaker apparently saw the impact of gun violence in his city and was assaulted by the police at a young age. After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, he became an outspoken opponent of gun violence.
Frost also volunteered with the Newtown Action Alliance, a group formed in the wake of the tragedy, and worked on Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign. In addition, the politician began working for Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Margaret Good, becoming she is the national organizing director of March for Our Lives, a student-led organization that advocates for gun control legislation.
Maxwell Frost also championed abortion rights with the ACLU and led the group during the successful Amendment 4 campaign in Florida. More than 1.6 million Floridians with previous felony convictions had their voting rights restored by the amendment. Frost won a 10-time Democratic primary for the nomination in August to fill the vacancy left by retired Representative Val Demings. He eventually won the 2022 election as the Democratic candidate and is currently the first Generation Z congressman.