Christopher Coons

Senator from Delaware (D), United States Senate

Master's in Ethics, Yale Divinity School. Formerly: worked with the South African Council of Churches; then with a Delaware materials-based science company, helping the company expand and create hundreds of jobs; then a decade of service in New Castle County government, including four years as New Castle County Council President and six years as New Castle County Executive. 2010, elected to the United States Senate; has worked hard to find bipartisan solutions to the issues facing Delaware, the US, and the world. Member, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Appropriations, Small Business, and Ethics committees. On the Foreign Relations Committee, has fought to ensure that Congress plays a constructive role in setting American foreign policy by remaining clear-eyed about the challenges of the twenty-first century. As a member of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy, focusses on building partnerships throughout Africa and ensuring that health programmes, food aid, economic development, and security assistance effectively reach those in need. Leading a campaign in the Senate to refocus Washington’s attention on manufacturing jobs.