Maxwell Frost First Member of Generation Z Elected to Congress
(DailyVantage.com) – A few new faces cropped up in this last election cycle. Some were part of the Generation Z, or post-Millennial, crowd, born between the late 1990s and the early 2010s. Despite their young ages, the demographic seemingly made an impact on the campaign trail. On Tuesday, November 8, voters showed they weren’t afraid to elect these younger folks.
Maxwell Frost, who ran in Florida’s liberal 10th district, became the first person from Gen Z to win an election. The 25-year-old has vocalized his concerns regarding the issues that appeal to younger voters. At the forefront of his campaign, he focused on gun violence — the very issue that prompted him to get into politics in the first place. Frost officially became an activist following the Sandy Hook shooting in Newton, Connecticut, which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults.
Voters evidently agreed with Frost’s platform. He beat out his Republican candidate, Calvin Wimbish, 59% to 39.5% and immediately took to Twitter to celebrate his victory.
I am Congressman-Elect Maxwell Alejandro Frost and I will be the first member of Generation-Z in the United States Congress.
WE MADE HISTORY!!! Don’t count young people out. pic.twitter.com/Nd3vr5iPT0
— Maxwell Alejandro Frost (@MaxwellFrostFL) November 9, 2022
Frost isn’t the youngest candidate to win an election. Former Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) was also 25 when constituents elected him. However, Cawthorn was not a Gen Zer.
Do you think this is the beginning of a new trend, electing younger people to Congress?
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