Becki Gray is the Vice President for Outreach at the John Locke Foundation. She provides information, consultation, and publications to elected officials, government staff and other decision makers involved in the state public-policy process.
Gray taps her experience in the legal field, at the North Carolina General Assembly and as a lobbyist in the private sector as well as the full resources and staff of JLF to fulfill requests for information and analysis from policymakers.
She offers commentary on television and radio shows across North Carolina and is a regular panelist on NCSpin. Gray writes a monthly column for Carolina Journal and her op-eds have been published in newspapers across the state. She frequently speaks to civic and political groups about public policy and legislative issues.
She earned an Art degree at Queens College in Charlotte, a Paralegal Certificate from Meredith College and has completed graduate work at UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Greensboro.
Gray is a member of the first class of the John Locke Foundation's E.A. Morris Fellows, a statewide leadership program. She serves on the North Carolina Museum of Art's Board of Trustees.
(12.10.13) This Year’s Reforms Mark a Good Start
North Carolina legislators have made significant progress in addressing taxes, regulation, education, and more.
(11.12.13) Ignore Calls to Expand Medicaid in North Carolina
There’s no good reason to force more people into using a broken system.
(10.03.13) Medicaid Makes Mark on N.C. Budget
Before Obamacare shook up the health care picture in North Carolina, Medicaid spending growth already was eating into the rest of the state budget.
(9.05.13) N.C. Maintains Fairly Liberal Voting Laws
Critics ignore the fact that North Carolina’s election-law changes bring the state more closely in line with others across the country.
(8.01.13) A First In Freedom Legislative Session
State lawmakers make history in the depth and breadth of reform measures adopted in 2013.
(7.09.13) Legislature Keeps On Rolling Back Bad Laws
Getting rid of programs and policies that don't work makes perfect sense for North Carolina.
(6.04.13) Tackling Tax Reform
North Carolina’s outdated tax code is setting back efforts to boost the state’s economic growth.
(5.30.13) Tax Reform Is About More Than Modernizing Outdated System
North Carolina has fallen behind our neighbors in competing for new businesses and expanding existing ones, resulting in a sluggish economy.
(5.09.13) Addressing the Keys to Economic Recovery
Lawmakers have a few more months to tackle some big issues this year and make good on campaign promises.
(5.02.13) Addressing the Keys To Economic Recovery
With an early summer adjournment expected, lawmakers have only a few months to make good on campaign promises to get our economy moving, stimulate long term growth, and create jobs.