25-year-old Democrat Maxwell Alejandro Frost became the first member of Generation Z elected to the U.S Congress after defeating Republican Calvin Wimbish in the mid-term elections held on Tuesday (November 8) in Florida’s 10th Congressional District.
“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, ” the Congressman-Elect said on Twitter.
The 25 year old ran on a campaign that appealed to young people focusing on gun violence, abortion rights, climate change and Medicare for all.
2022 is the first election cycle in which Gen Z candidates are old enough to run for the House of Representatives. Frost will also reportedly be the first Afro-Cuban to serve.