State Policy Network

Amy O. Cooke
Visiting Energy Policy Fellow

Amy is SPN’s visiting Energy Policy Fellow and oversees the Energy Policy Working Group. She is also the Chief Executive Officer of the John Locke Foundation and publisher of The Carolina Journal. For two decades Amy has been a champion of free markets and limited, constitutional government. She is proud to be one of the original state-level, free-market energy policy advocates.

She has authored and contributed to numerous opinion editorials, issue papers, and issue backgrounders. Amy has been published in the Daily Caller, Townhall, Charlotte ObserverRaleigh News and ObserverDurham Herald SunDenver Post, Pueblo Chieftain, Greeley Tribune, Denver Business Journal, Colorado Politics, and The Hill. She has appeared on Fox News,, “Devil’s Advocate,” “Colorado Inside Out,” and “Power Hour.”

Amy is proud to bring her name back to North Carolina where her great-great-great-grandmother — for whom she is named — was born (1786) and raised. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism in magazine journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s degree in American History from the University of Northern Colorado.