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Chris Coons

AKA Christopher Andrew Coons

Born: 9-Sep-1963
Birthplace: Greenwich, CT

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Delaware

Elected to the US Senate in 2010, defeating "Tea Party" Republican Christine O'Donnell to serve the last four years for former Senator (now Vice President) Joseph Biden's term. Sworn into office on 15 November 2010, succeeding appointed placeholder Sen Ted Kaufman. Previously an attorney and County Executive of New Castle, Delaware, which includes Wilmington and the surrounding area. His stepfather, Robert Gore, was CEO of W. L. Gore & Associates, maker of Gore-Tex waterproof wear.

Father: Ken Coons (web publisher, div.)
Mother: Mary Coons Gore (teacher)
Father: Robert Gore (former CEO, W. L. Gore & Associates)
Brother: Steve Coons
Brother: Tom Coons (W. L. Gore & Associates executive)
Wife: Annie Lingenfelter (m. 1996, twin sons, one daughter)
Son: Jack (twin)
Son: Michael (twin)
Daughter: Maggie

    High School: Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE
    University: BA Chemistry and Political Science, Amherst College (1985)
    Law School: JD, Yale Law School (1992)
    Theological: MAR, Yale Divinity School (1992)

    US Senator, Delaware (2010-)
    Delaware State Official County Executive, New Castle County (2005-11)
    City Council New Castle, DE (2001-05)
    W. L. Gore & Associates Counsel (1996-2000)
    I Have A Dream Foundation Counsel (1993-96)
    Law Clerk to Jane Richards Roth, 3rd US Court of Appeals
    Biden for President
    Boys & Girls Clubs of America Board Member, Bear/Glasgow, DE
    Delaware State Bar Association
    Democratic National Committee
    Gore 2000
    John Kerry for President
    New Democrat Network
    Obama for America

Official Website:
http://coons.senate.gov/


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