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  Coons, Chris
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameChris Coons
Address2301 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, Delaware 19806, United States
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 Facebookpages/Chris-Coons/7209432197
Born September 09, 1963 (53 years)
ContributorScott³
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 12, 2016 03:37pm
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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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Wed Sep 28 15:30:02 +0000 2016 - Today I joined @SquawkCNBC to talk about government funding and the #Debates2016 - watch here: https://t.co/G72dAMPiPm

Wed Sep 28 11:09:38 +0000 2016 - Live from the Russell Rotunda w @SquawkCNBC talking about government funding, the economy & #Debates2016 - tune in… https://t.co/prGlecZU4H

Wed Sep 28 10:34:47 +0000 2016 - About to go on @SquawkCNBC w @AndrewSorkin @BeckyQuick @JoeSquawk to talk abt #Debates2016 and economy – tune in to @CNBC!

Wed Sep 28 03:15:21 +0000 2016 - Devastated by passing of Shimon Peres. He'd seen much conflict but was inspiring, forward looking, youthful in spirit & always seeking peace

Tue Sep 27 21:53:57 +0000 2016 - GOP inaction on #SCOTUS nominee is sending the wrong message to the rest of the world – watch my remarks here: https://t.co/6KpyEq1Xh3

Tue Sep 27 21:52:39 +0000 2016 - #SCOTUS vacancy is approaching 200 days w no sign of progress from GOP - we're failing to fulfill our constitutional obligations #DoYourJob

33b Tue Sep 27 21:51:52 +0000 2016 - Proud to join my colleagues today to urge action on SCOTUS nominee Garland before we leave for recess #DoYourJob: https://t.co/6KpyEq1Xh3

Tue Sep 27 19:58:47 +0000 2016 - Congratulations to Dr. LaVerne Harmon on being named the successor to Pres. Jack Varsalona @theWilmU - great things ahead for WU & students

Tue Sep 27 18:00:03 +0000 2016 - Have you registered to vote? Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay – deadline in Del is October 15: https://t.co/gwAiHmVDzx #NetDe

Tue Sep 27 16:38:07 +0000 2016 - Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay – don't forget to register! Delaware voters have until October 15: https://t.co/gwAiHmVDzx #NetDe

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