FL-10: Maxwell Frost (D)
Maxwell Frost’s story begins in Cuba, with his grandmother. She and his mother came to Florida from Cuba during the Freedom Flights in the early 1960s with only a suitcase and no money. His grandmother worked in Miami factories more than 70 hours a week.
His mother didn’t have health care and wasn’t able to see a doctor even once. Frost says, “As the mother of seven, she made the difficult decision to put me up for adoption because she lacked the resources to care for and raise another child.”
Frost has experienced how “working people and people of color are unjustly marginalized and left behind in society.”
He has fought for abortion rights at the ACLU; led the ACLU of Florida’s fight to win Amendment 4, which restored voting rights to over 1.6 million Floridians who had previous felony convictions; led a voter turnout program, and helped secure $5 billion dollars in funding for community-based violence prevention programs in President Biden’s budget proposal.
The biographical information above was sourced from the candidate’s campaign website, see links above for more information.