Democrat Maxwell Frost looks like he will become the first Gen Z member of Congress as he won the primary for Val Demings’s open House seat in Florida.
Maxwell Frost Wins Florida House Primary
Dave Wasserman of The Cook Political Report tweeted:
I’ve seen enough: Bernie Sanders-endorsed Maxwell Frost (D) wins the #FL10 Dem primary, defeating state Sen. Randolph Bracy (D) and former Reps. Alan Grayson (D) and Corrine Brown (D). @CookPolitical November rating: Solid D.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) August 23, 2022
2022 is the first election cycle in 16 years that Millennials aren’t the youngest age group eligible to run. Frost’s generation was shaped by events like Occupy Wall Street and the Sandy Hook school shooting.
Frost told NPR, “Our generation has been born into a lot of trauma and a lot of civil unrest around people being frustrated with things. And I think because of that, our generation naturally thinks about things in a bit of a different way.”
Frost was endorsed by Bernie Sanders and is a former national organizing director for March For Our Lives.
His primary victory represents a generational change in American politics. Congressional leadership and the presidency remain in the hands of elder Americans, but younger generations are arriving in Washington.
Frost is running on a platform of social, racial, and economic justice. As the Republican howls of socialism increasingly ring hollow with voters, people like Maxwell Frost are the types of future members of Congress who can work together to bring about progress and change.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association