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Amy O. Cooke

Chief Executive Officer, John Locke Foundation; Publisher, Carolina Journal


Amy O. Cooke — "TheRight AOC"— is the Chief Executive Officer of the John Locke Foundation and Publisher of Carolina Journal. For more than 16 years Amy has been a champion of free markets and limited, constitutional government. Amy’s responsibility as CEO is to lead the talented staff into the organization’s fourth decade of promoting public policy that ensures all North Carolinians have the freedom and opportunity to thrive.
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About John Locke Foundation

We are North Carolina’s Most Trusted and Influential Source of Common Sense. The John Locke Foundation was created in 1990 as an independent, nonprofit think tank that would work “for truth, for freedom, and for the future of North Carolina.” The Foundation is named for John Locke (1632-1704), an English philosopher whose writings inspired Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders.

The John Locke Foundation is a 501(c)(3) research institute and is funded solely from voluntary contributions from individuals, corporations, and charitable foundations.