COONS, Christopher A. (1963-)
Senate Years of Service: 2010-

COONS, CHRISTOPHER A., A Senator from Delaware; born on September 9, 1963, in Greenwich, Conn.; B.A., Amherst College, 1985; J.D., Yale University Law School, 1992; M.A.R., Yale Divinity School, 1992; worked in the non-profit sector; attorney; served as president of the New Castle County Council 2001-2005; County Executive of New Castle County 2005-2010; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in the November 2, 2010, special election to the term ending January 3, 2015, a seat previously held by appointed Senator Edward E. Kaufman, and took the oath of office on November 15, 2010; reelected in 2014, and again in 2020 for the term ending January 3, 2027; chair, Select Committee on Ethics (One Hundred Seventeenth Congress).

  • Coons, Christopher A. "Governing in a Time of Economic Challenge." Delaware Lawyer 27 (Fall 2009): 22-27.
  • ___. The Response of Colleges and Universities to Calls for Divestment. Washington, DC: Investor Responsibility Research Center, 1986.
  • Coons, Christopher A., and Elizabeth W. Petrick. "A Decade of Making Dreams into Reality: Lessons from the I Have A Dream Program." Yale Law and Policy Review 10(1) (1992): 82-103.
  • Ward, Rodman, Jr., and Christopher A. Coons. "Federalism and the Delaware Bill of Rights: The Changing Position oft he State Bill of Rights." Delaware Lawyer 9 (1991): 15-23.