Chicago — Progressive activist Maxwell Frost could be the first Gen Z elected to Congress.
The 25-year-old, one of the first in his generation to run for Congress, won his party's nomination for the U.S. House in Florida's 10th Congressional District and defeated nine other Democrats, according to USA Today. Next, he’ll face off in November against Republican Army veteran Calvin Wimbish.
Frost has campaigned on progressive issues including Medicare for All, an end to gun violence, transforming the criminal justice system and ending climate change.
He said his election is “proof that Central Florida's working families want representation that has the courage to ask for more.”
“I share this victory with the nurses, forklift drivers, teachers, caregivers, social workers, farmers, union organizers, cashiers, and other members of this vibrant community who supported this campaign,” said Frost.