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2022 MIDTERM ELECTIONS

Who is Maxwell Frost? First Gen-Z elected to Congress

Gen- Z heads to Congress after Florida’s Maxwell Frost became the youngest person elected to Congress.

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Gen- Z heads to Congress after Florida's Maxwell Frost became the youngest person elected to Congress.
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The kids are alright, and they soo they will be heading to Congress...

Maxwell Frost is no kid, but the twenty-five-year-old and member of Gen-Z is the first member of his generation to be elected to Congress. The self-identified organizer and musician will bring a new perspective to Congress, whose average age is 58.4.

Florida’s 10th Congressional District delivered the victory, and as the votes come in, the race has already been called in Frost’s favor. The candidate took to Twitter to thank his supporters for their votes, saying, “I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to represent my home in the United States Congress.” District 10 represents the Orlando area and was previously represented by Val Demings, who challenged Marco Rubio for one of the state’s senate seats.

What is Maxwell Frost’s story?

Frost grew up in an immigrant family, with his grandmother having moved to Florida from Cuba in the early 1960s. The young-Congressman-elect was adopted, noting on his website that his “biological mother was caught in a cycle of drugs, crime, and violence while pregnant.” Without access to healthcare, she was never even able to see a doctor and then made the “difficult decision” to put her child up for adoption.

The strength of the woman in his life, and the challenging conditions they faced, inspired Frost to get involved in politics. The young organizer has worked on Democratic campaigns, as well as, important state-level ballot initiatives, including Amendment 4, passed in 2018, “which restored voting rights to over 1.6 million Floridians who had previous felony convictions.”

What margin did Frost win by?

Florida showed its deep red colors, with Republicans sweeping across the state. The Sunshine State’s 10th Congressional District, which elected Frost, tells a different story.

CandidatesVotes CastPercent of Total
Maxwell Frost (D)112,23658.5%
Calvin Wimbish (R)77,19839.9%

Note: These numbers could shift, but the race has been called for Frost.

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