Sen. Christopher A. Coons, Democrat

Sen. Christopher A.
Coons, Democrat

PREVIOUS PROFESSION(S): Attorney, New Castle County executive

FAMILY INFORMATION: Spouse: ‎Annie Lingenfelter; Children: Michael, Jack and Maggie

RELIGION: Presbyterian, St. Ann's Catholic Church, Wilmington, Del.

ASSOCIATIONS: Bear/Glasgow Boys and Girls Club; Council for the Homeless; Delaware College of Art and Design; First State Innovation; "I Have a Dream" Foundation; Investor Responsibility Research Center; National Coalition for the Homeless; South African Council of Churches

BIRTH PLACE: Greenwich, CT

TWITTER: @ChrisCoons

QUOTE: "If we spend all of our time fighting over two things — abortion and gay marriage — we are not spending our time worrying about the things that I believe the Gospel message principally calls us to worry about."

ICEBREAKER(S): Back in 1983, Sen. Chris Coons was awarded the highly competitive Truman Scholarship and received the award from President Truman's daughter. Coons is the first recipient of the scholarship to serve in the Senate.

Democrat (Delaware)
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (Appropriations); Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts (Judiciary)
Monday, September 9, 1963
127A Russell SOB
Washington, DC
District of Columbia
United States of America
Yale Law School (J.D.), Yale Divinity School (M.A.R.), Amherst College (B.A.)
Wilmington, Del.
Michael, Jack, Maggie
Adam Bramwell
Dover 302.736.5601; Wilmington 302.573.6345
Appropriations (Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; Subcommittee on Energy And Water Development; Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government; Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies); Foreign Relations (Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy; Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy; Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations, and Bilateral International Development); Judiciary (Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights; Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts; Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law; Subcommittee on The Constitution); Select Committee on Ethics; Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship