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From Capitol Hill to the Editorial Page:
Dialogue Between a Congressman and Columnist

Two Maxwells, two perspectives, and more issues than time, will make for a lively, informative, and amusing conversation about current events, politics, and our community. With his keen insights, the ever-entertaining Orlando Sentinel columnist, SCOTT MAXWELL, returns to dialogue with the youngest member of the U.S. Congress, MAXWELL FROST, representing Florida’s 10th District. The stage will be theirs. Unplugged and unfiltered, the stage will be theirs to define and analyze the hot mess that is Florida politics.

The journalist looking in and reporting on government and politics, and the new congressman working within it all - they will share their views on the many issues that affect Florida and our community. You can expect to be shocked, mad, laughing, and energized for action all at the same time.  It is sure to be a lively discussion full of hot topics that threaten our democracy and well-being.

  • 10:30, Doors open EARLY for this event
  • 11:00-1PM, Lunch and Program

Maxwell Alejandro Frost currently serves as the U. S. Representative for Florida's 10th congressional district. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the first member of Generation Z to serve in the United States Congress. Previously, he was the national organizing director for March for Our Lives, a national advance manager for the Bernie Sanders campaign, and a national organizing specialist for the ACLU. He is a musician, attended Valencia College, and lives in Orlando when not serving in Washington, D. C. Click HERE for full bio. *Photo courtesy Twitter


Scott Maxwell is the Metro Columnist for the Orlando Sentinel. He writes about Central Florida politics and whatever else catches his fancy. Scott particularly enjoys giving readers information they won't get elsewhere and sharing the stories politicians would rather keep secret. Scott came to the Sentinel in 1998 and has penned a column since 2002. He's a married father of two and graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill who likes travel, exercise and scary movies.

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The best regular public affairs forum in town, our Hot Topics Luncheons feature speakers and panelists talking about the hottest issues of concern to Central Florida. Open to League members and community guests, your ticket includes a delicious lunch prepared by Cuisiniers to be enjoyed along with food for thought and action. You’ll want to be present in the magnificent and new Winter Park Events Center. Programs are also streamed on the League’s Facebook Live, recorded, and available on the League’s YouTube channel.

Winter Park Events Center

1050 W. Morse Blvd.

Photo courtesy Adjaye Associates