Chris Coons

American lawyer and politician (born 1963)

Christopher Andrew "Chris" Coons (born September 9, 1963)[1] is the junior United States Senator from Delaware and a member of the Democratic Party.

Chris Coons
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[source?]
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
Christopher Andrew Coons

(1963-09-09) September 9, 1963 (age 60)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (before 1988)
Democratic (1988–present)
EducationAmherst College (BA)
Yale University (MA, JD)
WebsiteSenate website

Coons won a special election in 2010 to succeed Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed to the seat when Joe Biden resigned to become the vice president of the United States.[2]

Other websites



  1. "Chris Coons ancestry". Archived from the original on July 27, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  2. "2010 Delaware Senate Race". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved August 8, 2011.