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  Coons, Chris
<-  2011-01-03  
NameChris Coons
Address2301 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, Delaware 19806, United States
Website [Link]
Born September 09, 1963 (53 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 12, 2016 03:37pm
Tags Married - Presbyterian -
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 

Wed Oct 26 13:57:09 +0000 2016 - Congrats to Mt. Pleasant Elementary School teacher Wendy Turner for being named 2016 DE Teacher of the Year. #NetDE https://t.co/VOfYkY2azw

Tue Oct 25 21:19:35 +0000 2016 - Proud to join @SenBlumenthal, colleagues in calling to #RejectRussell – our gov should have no part in funding discrimination

Tue Oct 25 18:07:24 +0000 2016 - Thrilled @DelawareDOL won grant to fund the ApprenticeshipDelaware project to support #apprentices in Delaware – great news! NetDE

Tue Oct 25 16:15:04 +0000 2016 - RT @UDCDS: @UDelaware President Assanis and @ChrisCoons advocate for #inclusion at @DelawareDMD https://t.co/2cyNyZXH1n #NetDE

Thu Oct 20 21:00:20 +0000 2016 - About to join @wolfblitzer on @CNNSitRoom - tune in!

Thu Oct 20 20:28:55 +0000 2016 - Proud to wear purple today in honor of #SpiritDay to show support for #LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying https://t.co/nwRJQ0pAva

Thu Oct 20 16:32:11 +0000 2016 - In Delaware, we build together. Looking forward to watching the progress on the new @FoodBankofDE HQ. Congrats to P… https://t.co/kbUEib9hE7

Thu Oct 20 16:10:03 +0000 2016 - Great to participate in a wonderful DE tradition - the Leadership Prayer Breakfast. Always attracts inspiring speakers like @ericmetaxas

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