'Don't count us out': Maxwell Frost could be the 1st Gen Z member of Congress

Maxwell Alejandro Frost, 25, is vying to make history as the first Generation Z member of Congress and represent Florida’s 10th Congressional District.

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MAXWELL FROST: Maxwell Frost, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Florida's 10th congressional district.


- Tonight also marked a big win for another newcomer.

- That's right. 25-year-old Maxwell Frost won the Democratic nomination for the House in the heavily Democratic District 10 race.

MAXWELL FROST: You know, it's interesting, because I was actually asked to run by organizers that I had protested with during the Black Lives Matter uprising that happened. At first, I was a little skeptical about running for office, especially running for Congress.

But I had multiple conversations with folks across the community, really felt inspired by the fact that a lot of people were excited to have a young person in office. What changed everything for me was actually having a conversation with my biological mother, learning about her life, learning about the struggle she went through, learning about the fact that she had me at one of the most vulnerable points in her life. I hung up the phone and I said, I need to run for Congress for people like my biological mother, for people like my mother, for people like my father, for my community, for the place that I was born and raised in.