25-year-old Maxwell Frost became the first member of US Congress He belongs to Generation Z as he won a seat in the House of Representatives from the Democratic Party.
And US news networks announced his victory over Republican Calvin Wembish shortly after the polls closed.
“We won,” Frost tweeted, adding, “We’ve made history for Florida residents, for Generation Z, and for everyone who believes we deserve a better future.”
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. pic.twitter.com/Nd3vr5iPT0
— Maxwell Alejandro Frost (@MaxwellFrostFL) November 9, 2022
He will also join the majority of white and gray-haired legislators in US House of Representatives The average age is 58 years, according to AFP.
Frost is an American (African American), raised by an adoptive mother of Cuban descent.
He was 15 years old in 2012 when he was traumatized by a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and, like many of his classmates, later decided to engage in civic activism.
He later became a representative of March for Our Lives, a student group that led a massive demonstration in 2018 against gun violence.
Maxwell Frost (archive from AFP)
He also worked on an Uber car during the election campaign to make ends meet, and allied himself with progressives in the Democratic Party, focusing his campaign on social justice and the fight against climate change. “We need this representation in Congress to have a government that looks like our country and feels what this country is going through,” the candidate told AFP in Orlando last month during the campaign. He added that he would use his position in Washington to search for solutions to armed violence in the United States.
It is noteworthy that Generation Z comes after the millennial generation, who were born between the mid-nineties and the mid-first decade of the second millennium and are distinguished by their ability to use technology and adapt to it.