Chris Coons

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Chris Coons
Chris Coons, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
United States Senator
from Delaware
Assumed office
November 15, 2010
Serving with Tom Carper
Preceded byTed Kaufman
Vice Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded byBarbara Boxer
County Executive of New Castle County
In office
January 4, 2005 – November 15, 2010
Preceded byThomas Gordon
Succeeded byPaul Clark
President of the New Castle County Council
In office
January 2, 2001 – January 4, 2005
Preceded byStephanie Hansen
Succeeded byPaul Clark
Personal details
Born
Christopher Andrew Coons

(1963-09-09) September 9, 1963 (age 55)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (before 1988)
Democratic (1988–present)
Spouse(s)Annie Lingenfelter
Children3
EducationAmherst College (BA)
Yale University (MA, JD)
WebsiteSenate website

Christopher Andrew "Chris" Coons (born September 9, 1963) is the junior United States Senator from Delaware and a member of the Democratic Party.

Coons won a special election in 2010 to succeed Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed to the seat when Joe Biden resigned to become Vice President.

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