Maxwell Frost, Shevrin Jones named to Joe Biden 2024 advisory board
Maxwell Frost, Shevrin Jones.

Frost Jones
The Florida lawmakers were among 50 elected officials picked as surrogates.

Two Florida lawmakers will serve on the national advisory board for President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign.

The Biden-Harris 2024 campaign announced 50 Democratic leaders who will serve on the board, including U.S. Rep. Maxwell Frost and state Sen. Shevrin Jones. Former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will chair the group, which also includes a few former opponents of Biden from the 2020 Democratic Primary.

“The stakes of this election couldn’t be higher,” Biden said in a statement. “Our freedom and democracy are on the line. I’m grateful to this group of diverse and dynamic leaders who will help us win the battle for the soul of America and finish the job for the American people.”

The board is made up entirely of elected officials nationwide, holding office in 24 states. The presence of two Florida officials signals the Biden campaign will focus efforts on competing in Florida, a state he lost in 2020 to Republican Donald Trump by three percentage points.

Frost and Jones will serve as campaign surrogates during the national campaign. While neither made a highlight reel showing 24 members boasting about their roles on Team Biden-Harris, both Jones and Frost bring backgrounds useful for reaching different voting blocs.

Frost, the first Gen Z member of Congress, won election in November to an open Orlando area U.S. House seat. At 26 years old, he’s the youngest sitting member of Congress and has shown a knack for earning national media attention. He has appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue already, and made national headlines as he faced challenges finding a place to stay in Washington due to an affordable housing shortage. He’s also the first Afro-Cuban in Congress.

Jones in 2020 first won election to the Florida Senate as the first openly gay lawmaker in the upper chamber. He has represented a majority-Black community in South Florida that boasts one of the highest concentrations of Caribbean Americans in the nation. He served the community in both his current role as Senator and in the state House, and he pondered a run for Congress in 2021.

Florida and our country are stronger today as a result of the Biden-Harris Administration’s focus and drive to get results for the American people. I look forward to joining my brother, Maxwell Frost, and so many other amazing Democrats in helping Joe Biden and Kamala Harris finish the job,” Jones tweeted.

Frost tweeted: “Honored to be working with Shevrin Jones to ensure that Florida fights fascism and re-elects President Biden. We will not give up on Florida!”

Others on the advisory board are former presidential candidates, including U.S. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, all of whom Biden defeated for the Democratic nomination in 2020.

The list includes eight U.S. senators and 11 governors. Frost is one of 17 U.S. representatives, while Jones is one of only two state lawmakers on the list, along with state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta of Pennsylvania.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • Billy the Bamboozler

    May 10, 2023 at 8:42 am

    We want Bernie!

  • Earl Pitts American

    May 10, 2023 at 9:05 am

    Good morning America,
    First and formost:
    Dont anyone ask Biden about this because I, Earl Pitts American, guarantee Biden knows nothing about this advisory board.
    This reminds Earl Pitts American of Andrew Gillum’s inclusion on Hillary’s meaningless list of over 500 dook 4 brains leftists comprising her short list of possable vice presidental hopefulls.
    Maybe they will pass out trophys for all the “participants”.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • Elliott Offen

      May 10, 2023 at 9:35 am

      👆 Used to be named “Tom” before he was labeled stupid for calling hurricane Ian a “tropical 3 wind-cane.” However, the stupidity shines brightly through the name change. Also, the delusional narcissism…

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 10, 2023 at 11:22 am

    Has Ron Don’s Serf Shop picked their fake electors board yet for 2024?

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