US Senator, State of Delaware (D)
Christopher Coons is the junior US senator from Delaware. He won a special election in 2010, to former vice president Joe Biden’s seat, and was reelected in 2014. Coons serves on the Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Ethics committees. In November 2016, the independent congressional tracking website GovTrack ranked him one of the top three most productive senators of both parties. Coons previously served as New Castle County Council president for four years and as New Castle County executive for six years. Before entering government, he worked as an attorney for W.L. Gore & Associates, an advanced materials manufacturer in Delaware.