April 23, 2024

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The Nation’s Youngest Voters Put Their Stamp on the Midterms, with Climate Change Top of Mind

The Nation’s Youngest Voters Put Their Stamp on the Midterms, with Climate Change Top of Mind

Maxwell Frost, the winning candidate in Florida’s 10th Congressional district, participates in the Pride Parade in Orlando, Florida, on Oct. 15, 2022. Credit: Giorgio Viera / AFP / Getty

Maxwell Alejandro Frost, a 25-year-old community organizer, has become the first member of Generation Z elected to Congress after winning a House seat in Florida’s 10th Congressional District.

The young Democrat’s victory came as his generation was also getting credit for helping to stop a red wave of Republican victories in Tuesday’s national midterm elections.

This historic win in the Orlando-area district will do more than just bring down the average age of a House member, which is currently 58. It will also highlight the importance of two issues credited with motivating Gen Z voters to turn out: gun violence and climate change. 

In an interview with iGen Politics in October, Frost said that the climate crisis is one of the reasons he decided to run for Congress. He spoke about experiencing Hurricane Ian, a monstrous Category 4 storm that […]