In August, 25-year-old Maxwell Frost said, “don’t count out young people.”
And his words turned prophetic after he took a significant win for progressives out of Florida’s 10th District. Florida’s 10th is a solidly blue district, but even so, it was remarkable that Frost beat his opponent (Republican Calvin Wimbish, a 51-year-old Army veteran) by 30K votes.
Frost will be the first-ever Gen Z member of Congress. He was also the first Afro-Cubano elected to Congress.
After it was clear he’d won, Frost tweeted, “WE WON!!!!” and added, “History was made tonight. We made history for Floridians, Gen Z, and everyone who believes we deserve a better future. I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to represent my home in the United States Congress.”
Frost’s platform includes ending gun violence, expanding Medicare, making housing more affordable, and fighting climate change.