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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
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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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Sun Aug 28 22:19:35 +0000 2016 - Amazing sights, sounds and tastes at 2016 IndaFest, hosted by the Indo-American Association of Delaware. #netDe https://t.co/Kq4jQ7P7C6

Sun Aug 28 14:47:40 +0000 2016 - Enjoying the praise, singing and sermon at August Quarterly, America's oldest African American religious festival! #netde #augustquartlerly

Sun Aug 28 14:43:38 +0000 2016 - Great to be with Sen. Nicole Poore at the David Finney Inn w/ William Penn High School culinary arts students. https://t.co/JGkvzq5vwc

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Fri Aug 26 00:10:40 +0000 2016 - Visited @whitedoglabs to see how BIRD funding & joint research btwn Israel & US helps sustainable chem #mfg in DE. https://t.co/wwwjebs92k

Thu Aug 25 20:42:56 +0000 2016 - Thx to Bob Brockway & @canadadrycanada New Castle facility for great visit & chance to meet members of @teamsters362 https://t.co/GcoOxQoBrP

199 Thu Aug 25 15:36:04 +0000 2016 - #TBT to when First State NHP became the first national park in the First State! #NPS100 #NationalParkService #netde https://t.co/lxpLz7kE6Z

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