Capitol Hill is about to welcome a whole new generation.has won Florida’s 10th Congressional District race, CBS News estimated Tuesday, making him the first Democratic member of Gen Z and the first Afro-Cubano to head Congress.
Frost ran for the seat vacated by incumbent Representative Val Demings against Republican Calvin Wimbish, who was running for a Senate seat in Florida. CBS News ProjectsAgainst Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who has served in this role since 2011.
“we won!!!!” 25 years old tweeted on Tuesday, “History was made tonight. We made history for Floridians, for Gen Z, and for all those who believe we deserve a better future.”
Frost, whose Cuban grandmother moved to Florida “with only a suitcase and no money,” will not only be the youngest member of Congress arriving in January, but she will also be the first Afro-Latino, according to Politico.
And while Frost is the first member of Gen Z projected to win a Congressional seat, he may not be the only person to preside over Washington, D.C. in January. RepublicanThe 25-year-old from New Hampshire is also contesting against Democratic Party representative Chris Pappas in her state’s first congressional district.
Frost went on a stage of Medicare expansion, ending gun violence, housing affordability and environmental justice. Among other things, he has worked to prevent drug prices from rising, developing a national task force to end gun violence, cracking down on corporations that pollute the environment, and contributing to mass incarceration. Has promised to end federal subsidies.
He told The New York Times earlier this year that his generation has “a natural sense of seeing the world through the eyes of the most vulnerable” because of the conditions they grew up in.
“I come from a generation that has gone through more mass shooting practice than fire drill,” he told The Times. “It’s something that my generation has faced: afraid to go to school, afraid to go to church, afraid to be in my community. It gives me a sense of urgency, because it’s something that I live day to day.” “
One of the main messages of his campaign was love,After winning the Florida primary—and that’s something he wants to take with him to Washington.
“We talk a lot about love on this campaign – the fact is, if you love someone, you want them to get health care, you want to live in a community free of gun violence, you want that. They have a clean environment and everything they need to live their lives with their families,” he told CBS News. “I’m excited to go to DC and fight even more with him and the Democrats and fight for the world we deserve and the world we want.”
Unlike Frost, Levitt’s platform has focused heavily on increased police funding and immigration laws. she has protestedand supports state restrictions on abortion rights.