Twenty-four-year-old Maxwell Frost, former national organizing director of March For Our Lives, is running to succeed Rep. Val Demings (D). Frost enters a crowded race for Florida’s 10th congressional district, in the central part of the state, with at least eight other Democratic candidates running as of September.
Frost counts ending gun violence, Medicare for All, and environmental justice among his top priorities, per his campaign site. If elected, Frost would be among the first members of Gen Z elected to Congress. The Constitution stipulates that all members of the U.S. House must be at least 25 and Frost will turn 25 in January.
“Every two years, every community has an opportunity to send a different type of politician to Congress and we’ve seen people doing this across the nation with folks like AOC and Cori Bush,” Frost told The Hill. “Now we have an open seat here where we have an opportunity to elect another person to Congress who’s going to fight for folks who are suffering.”