Martha Boneta

Martha Boneta is the Executive Vice President of Citizens for the Republic (CFTR), founded by Ronald Reagan in 1977. CFTR was relaunched in 2017 by several veterans of the Reagan Administration.

Boneta is a native Virginian and farmer on her family farm, Liberty Farm in Paris, Virginia. The Virginia General Assembly honored Boneta with a Joint Commendation from both the House and the Senate recognizing Martha for her significant contributions to the Commonwealth and nation in 2016.

Martha was recognized as one of “America’s Most Amazing Women” by Country Woman Magazine and was inducted into the National Capital Friends of the National Rifle Association Hall of Fame in 2017.

Martha has two bills named after her in the oldest legislative body in the nation—the “Boneta Bills” I & II that protect property rights and cut burdensome red tape and over-regulation.

Boneta is also the subject of a documentary film, “Farming in Fear,” produced by the Charles Koch Institute, that received the People’s choice award at the Anthem Film Festival and is now screened in universities across the nation.

Today, Martha speaks all over the country about politics, property rights, the environment, energy, and current affairs; and she co-hosts several radio talk shows.

Boneta graduated from the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University, where she received her Juris Doctor. Boneta also attended the Strauss Institute at the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, where she studied Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Immediately following law school, Boneta worked in government relations and advocacy in Washington, D.C., which propelled her career as strategic account executive at Reed Elsevier for the Mid-Atlantic Region and Thomson Reuters in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

Boneta is the founder of the Piedmont Agriculture Academy (PAA) and Liberty Hall Livestock Rescue, and she has been on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Independent Consumer & Farmers Association (VICFA) and Small Family Farm Foundation (SFFF). She has represented the Farm to Consumer Legal Foundation (FTCLF), advocating legislation and various other organizations.

Boneta and Liberty Farm are members of various Farm and Property Rights advocacy groups.

Boneta’s story of fighting government overreach has made national and international news. She has appeared several times on TV on Fox & Friends, Neil Cavuto, Greta Van Susteren’s On The Record, The John Stossel Show, Virginia Farming, PBS, WUSA9, as well several other news and radio programs. Martha speaks all over the country on current affairs, politics, property rights, farming, environmental and energy issues.

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