WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Attorney Carl Schnee, a longtime community leader and one-time candidate for attorney general in Delaware.

"A longtime leader in the legal community, Carl Schnee was deeply committed to Delaware, to justice under the law, and to his wife Doris and their grown children. I always enjoyed Carl's kind introductions and tough questions when I would appear as a guest speaker for his class at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. He leaves an indelible mark and extraordinary legacy of service to numerous organizations in Delaware, from the Criminal Justice Council and Prison Mentorship Program to the Children's Advocacy Center and the YMCA. Carl was a kind soul, brilliant, and had a dry, quick wit. He made a lasting impression on many people who will fondly remember and celebrate him for years to come."