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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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Tue Dec 06 14:52:17 +0000 2016 - Great meeting with @DrMichaelLomax, President & CEO of @UNCF yesterday. Look forward to continuing our work togethe… https://t.co/nD1uHhuFo8

Tue Dec 06 14:39:53 +0000 2016 - My thoughts in @DemJournal on how Congress can work w Pres-elect to advance US interests & values around the world: https://t.co/tE4BV6osDF

Tue Dec 06 01:02:42 +0000 2016 - Moving moment on Senate floor tonight; unanimously agreed to rename cancer provisions of 21st Century Cures bill after @VP son Beau Biden

Mon Dec 05 23:36:53 +0000 2016 - Great to join @wolfblitzer on @CNN to talk about President-elect Donald Trump's meeting with the Taiwan President.… https://t.co/JA005vGwOY

Mon Dec 05 23:18:29 +0000 2016 - RT @DemJournal: Very excited to have @ChrisCoons in Democracy, on areas in foreign policy where, yes, there can be compromise. https://t.co…

Mon Dec 05 23:14:05 +0000 2016 - Talking with @wolfblitzer now on @CNNSitRoom - tune in https://t.co/U4pg3pAaOr

Mon Dec 05 23:01:00 +0000 2016 - About to join @wolfblitzer on @CNN - tune in!

Mon Dec 05 22:13:24 +0000 2016 - RT @KeepitMadeinUSA: Sen. @ChrisCoons & @LindseyGrahamSC introduced a resolution honoring Alexander Hamilton today. Here's why: https://t.c…

Mon Dec 05 21:11:47 +0000 2016 - In case you missed it, watch my interview with Chris Wallace on @FOX abt Pres-elect Trump's Carrier announcement &… https://t.co/WpNpC1sqiU

Mon Dec 05 20:48:36 +0000 2016 - Great to join @Smerconish on @CNN this weekend to talk about Pres-elect Trump's meeting with the President of Taiwan https://t.co/WIZcesbWqA

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