Maxwell Frost, at 25 years old will become the first Gen Z member of Congress, CNN projects, after winning his Florida congressional seat.
Frost has been organizing since around 2012, when he was active with Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign. Frost was an organizer with the American Civil Liberties Union and worked to support Florida’s 2018 Amendment 4 and to pressure Joe Biden to stop supporting the Hyde Amendment in 2019. He was the national organizing director for March for Our Lives In November 2021, Frost was arrested at a voting rights rally in Lafayette Square led by William Barber II and Ben Jealous.
In August 2021, Frost announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Florida’s 10th congressional district. Frost defeated Florida Senator Randolph Bracy and former U.S. representatives Alan Grayson and Corrine Brown, among others, in the August 23, 2022, primary.
He has been endorsed by numerous national and local political figures, including Jesse Jackson, former NAACP President Ben Jealous, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, and U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.