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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 (54 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 

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Sat Apr 22 16:00:02 +0000 2017 - .@POTUS’ budget makes draconian & damaging cuts to science & innovation. I will fight against them w/ everything I've got. #MarchforScience

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Sat Apr 22 14:00:01 +0000 2017 - Let's bond together & proudly march for science, not just today but every day. #MarchforScience

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Tue Apr 18 19:44:38 +0000 2017 - .@POTUS' budget would slash too many First State housing programs. I will fight to ensure they stay in place. https://t.co/8kmUJjblDC

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