Delaware Online: Coons is a forward-thinking candidate full of solutions

I have had the good fortune to have met Chris Coons, who is running for U.S. Senate. I am impressed with his credentials as a Yale University graduate with both a law and divinity degree concentrating in ethics. He is a family man who dedicated his life to public service.

When I read the local papers and hear about the rise in crime in Rehoboth and Frankford, I think about how Chris Coons began the Safe Streets Partnership in New Castle, to remove parole violators from those streets. When I read about the safety needs of Millville, I think of Chris’s starting a new paramedic unit and station in New Castle, while also lowering wasteful spending by the county. Chris knows how to address the needs of his county residents in an effective, yet fiscally responsible way.

If Chris Coons can be so effective on the county level, I know he will prioritize these needs on the state level. I have neighbors who are stretching every penny to make ends meet; I have neighbors who have gone into foreclosure, not because they are irresponsible, but because they have lost jobs.

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