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.
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Recent changes aim to lower energy costs and open the door to energy exploration in the state.
(5.29.14) N.C. Needs Serious Leadership
Now is not the time for lawmakers and policymakers to backtrack from positive reforms.
(5.08.14) New Session Could Be Short But Busy
State legislators return to Raleigh next week with plenty of big items on their agenda.
(3.05.14) 2014 Elections Should Focus on Freedom
Candidates at the local, state, and federal levels should tell us how they plan to protect us from government overreach.
(2.13.14) Right Policies, Right Path
Never mind the drumbeat from the Left. Policies promoting freedom are leading North Carolina in the right direction.
(1.16.14) Get Ready for the N.C. Recovery
State-level policy decisions are setting the stage for renewed economic opportunity and growth.
(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.