Could Gen Z Be Headed to Office?
For our next story, we are going to be talking about Maxwell Frost, a Gen Z part-time Uber driver from Florida who could potentially become a member of Congress. At 25, Maxwell is making history being the first member of Gen Z, the first Afro-Cuban, and the fourth Afro-Latino to win the primary election. Frost is an activist who, even over the summer, disrupted a public interview with Republican Governor Ron DeSantis to call for an end to gun violence. He also supports abortion and voting rights and has been endorsed by notable names such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Frost has been able to raise $1.5 million which, according to the Federal Election Commission filings, is more than any other candidate in the field. However, he is not the only Gen Zer who is running in this cycle. In New Hampshire, Karoline Leavitt, who used to be Trump’s aid, and state Rep. Tim Baxter are seeking nomination in the state’s 1st District. Furthermore, earlier in the summer two Gen Z candidates, Democrat Ray Reed from Missouri and Republican Matt Foldi in Maryland lost their election. Even though all of these representatives have different views, they all have one thing in common, they all believe that their youth is their strength and can bring both new perspectives and new voters to the table.
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