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  Coons, Chris
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameChris Coons
Address2301 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, Delaware 19806, United States
EmailNone
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 Facebookpages/Chris-Coons/7209432197
Born September 09, 1963 (54 years)
ContributorScott³
Last ModifedRBH
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InfoChristopher A. Coons

As County Executive, Chris has successfully guided New Castle County through the deepest economic downturn in generations. He's cut millions in wasteful spending and restored fiscal responsibility to county government, while creating innovative solutions including the Office of Redevelopment and the Problem Properties Task Force, removing dangerous parole violators from our neighborhoods, and giving police the tools they needed to reduce crime by 12 percent.

Chris grew up in Hockessin, and now lives in Wilmington with his wife, Annie, and their three children, Michael, Jack and Maggie. Chris is a graduate of Amherst College with a B.A. in Chemistry and Political Science, and earned his law degree from Yale Law School and a Master's in Ethics from Yale Divinity School. Chris also studied at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

Prior to serving as County Executive, Chris worked as an attorney for Delaware-based W.L. Gore & Associates, one of the 200 largest privately-held companies in the U.S., where he helped the company expand and create hundreds of jobs. He has also worked with several non-profits, including the National Coalition for the Homeless, the education-oriented "I Have a Dream" Foundation, and the Investor Responsibility Research Center.

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Apr 24, 2011 03:30pm Interview Coons to Senate: You can’t get the job done if you’re always on vacation  Article Craverguy 

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  11/04/2014 DE US Senate Won 55.83% (+13.60%)
  09/09/2014 DE US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Energy Committee Seat 9 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 Budget Committee Seat 8 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2010 DE US Senate - Special Won 56.61% (+16.58%)
  07/13/2010 DE US Senate - Special D Nomination Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 New Castle County Executive Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/09/2008 New Castle County Executive - D Primary Won 64.76% (+29.52%)
  11/02/2004 New Castle County Executive Won 58.44% (+16.88%)
  09/11/2004 New Castle County Executive - D Primary Won 66.57% (+48.77%)
  11/07/2000 New Castle County Council President Won 56.38% (+12.76%)
  09/09/2000 New Castle County Council President - D Primary Won 48.44% (+27.70%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Secretary of the Interior - Mar 01, 2017 R Ryan Zinke
US Secretary of Commerce - Feb 27, 2017 R Wilbur L. Ross, Jr.
US Ambassador to the United Nations - Jan 24, 2017 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 D Loretta Lynch
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John O. Brennan
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