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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 by Ted Kaufman
Vice Chair of the Senate Ethics Committee
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Barbara Boxer
County Executive of New Castle County
In office
January 4, 2005 – November 15, 2010
Preceded by Thomas Gordon
Succeeded by Paul Clark
President of the New Castle County Council
In office
January 2, 2001 – January 4, 2005
Preceded by Stephanie Hansen
Succeeded by Paul Clark
Personal details
Born
Christopher Andrew Coons

September 9, 1963 (1963-09-09) (age 57)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Political party Republican (before 1988)
Democratic (1988–present)
Children 3
Education Amherst College (BA)
Yale University (MA, JD)

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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