Donna Martinez

VP of Marketing and Communications
Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. Her career has been spent in marketing, public relations and writing, and includes 11 years at The Arizona Republic, the daily newspaper serving metropolitan Phoenix. Donna co-hosts Carolina Journal Radio, JLF's weekly syndicated radio show. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and is married to Rick Martinez, VP of News and Information at Curtis Media Group. Donna and Rick host "You Don't Say," a weekday radio talk show heard from the Triangle through eastern North Carolina on NewsRadio 680 WPTF. She and Rick live in Wake County with their dogs Tony, Bo, and Hank.

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 1)

  • Tracking Poll: Trump Approval at 50%

    Tuesday’s daily tracking poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports shows continued support for President Trump. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove. The latest figures include 35% who Strongly Approve of…
    Donna Martinez, August 15, 2018
  • Former Governors Join Cooper In Opposing Two Constitutional Amendments

    It was a rare gathering of five former North Carolina governors of both political parties, as Will Rierson reports for Carolina Journal. All five attended Monday’s news conference to express opposition to two constitutional amendments the General Assembly has passed and that are scheduled to appear on the November…
    Donna Martinez, August 14, 2018
  • Gallup: Americans Say U.S.-China Tariffs More Harmful Than Helpful

    From Gallup’s July 26 polling results on U.S.-China tariffs. More losers than winners — that’s the legacy of tariffs.  …
    Donna Martinez, August 13, 2018
  • An Alternative To Regulation of Opioids?

    From Sy Mukherjee at Fortune comes the tale of an interesting study and approach to reducing the prescribing of addictive opioids: write a letter. “A simple letter, supportive in tone, to inform clinicians of a scheduled drug harm to their patient resulted in fewer subsequent opioids dispensed by those…
    Donna Martinez, August 10, 2018
  • CJ Reports: Supreme Court Candidate Anglin Says He’ll Drop Out If He Loses In Court

    The latest on legal wrangling related to North Carolina’s November ballot, reported by Carolina Journal’s Dan Way: State Supreme Court candidate Chris Anglin has offered to withdraw from the race if the courts don’t restore his affiliation as a Republican to the Nov. 6 general election ballot. Anglin hand-delivered a…
    Donna Martinez, August 9, 2018
  • Shaftesbury Society Is On Vacation Until Sept. 10

    Shaftesbury Society is taking a summer vacation. We will not meet in August, or on Labor Day. Shaftesbury Society will return Monday, September 10.
    Donna Martinez, August 6, 2018
  • Survey: FDA Menu Mandate Fails To Make Us Care About Calories

    I scratch my head when I hear pro big-government types express the view that more and more Americans are fat because we don’t have enough information about calories, sugar, etc. in the food we eat. Therefore, they tell us, the government should mandate that restaurants post all this information…
    Donna Martinez, August 3, 2018
  • CJ Commentary: Big Almond and Big Coconut aren’t pulling the wool over your eyes

    Is it milk or is it something else? And do consumers realize that milk is milk, and other stuff doesn’t come from an animal? That’s the nut of the debate here in North Carolina and in Washington D.C., as Carolina Journal Editor-in-Chief Rick Henderson explains: The farm bill became law…
    Donna Martinez, August 2, 2018