First Member of Generation Z Elected To Congress

Ben Place, Staffer

Maxwell Frost, the Democratic candidate in Florida’s 10th Congressional District, made history yesterday when he became the first member of generation Z to be elected to Congress. At 25 years old, Frost is a welcome addition to the House of Representatives, bringing sorely needed age diversity to a Congress with the highest average age in history.

I started organizing at 15 because I didn’t want to get shot at school.”

— Maxwell Frost on Twitter

Frost first became involved with activism in 2012 at only 15 years old when he organized protests against gun violence after the Sandy Hook shooting and other personal experiences with gun violence in his community. Since then, he has been an organizer for the March For Our Lives organization and advocated for abortion rights at the ACLU. 

Frost is just the first of a wave of young candidates, and generation Z is more than ready to step up into the limelight of Congress and change the status quo of the country.