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)

  • Snapshot of the Day

    Harper Polling surveyed likely Republican primary voters on a number of issues, including choices for U.S. Senate and Governor. Former Gov. Pat McCrory — who is not running — leads the poll with 42% of likely voters choosing him. Carolina Journal reports on the latest poll here.  …
    Donna Martinez, December 11, 2019
  • Snapshot of the Day

    From Real Clear Politics comes a fascinating chart that shows a comparison of job approval rating averages between President Barack Obama in December 2011, and President Donald Trump today. The raw percentages are listed below the chart on the RCP page.  …
    Donna Martinez, December 3, 2019
  • Election 2020 Snapshot of the Day

    Real Clear Politics is a good resource for polling data. With the Iowa caucus just a few weeks away, check out where things stand for the Democratic candidates. As you’ll see, there are different leaders in different states. What about North Carolina? Five Thirty Eight has a quick…
    Donna Martinez, November 25, 2019
  • Poll: 49% Expect Tax Hike If Democrat Elected President

    From Rasmussen comes a poll of likely voters on their expectations for November 2020.  Cutting taxes remains an important voting issue for 2020, but voters think it’s more likely taxes will go up, especially if the Democratic nominee wins the White House. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and…
    Donna Martinez, November 12, 2019
  • Rasmussen: 17% of Democrats Identify More With Trump

    From Rasmussen’s latest deep dive into what likely voters are thinking right now: Looking closer, we see that 61% of Likely Republican Voters think Trump’s views are closer to their own. Twenty percent (20%) identify more with the average Republican member of Congress, while nine percent (9%) feel closest…
    Donna Martinez, October 31, 2019
  • Picture of the Day

    Fascinating data from Real Clear Politics.
    Donna Martinez, October 29, 2019
  • Planning To Talk Politics With Family Over Thanksgiving?

    Stick to movies, music, and the weather when talking with family and friends. From pollsters at Rasmussen: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults believe their fellow countrymen are less tolerant of each other’s political opinions than they were in the…
    Donna Martinez, October 14, 2019
  • Politico: Here’s Who’s For Impeachment in NC Delegation

    According to politico.com, here are the members of the U.S. Congress who support impeaching President Donald Trump. The three representatives on the list are Reps. George “G.K.” Butterfield, Alma Adams, and David E. Price. This list is broken down by state and is current as of Sept. 24. The “g”…
    Donna Martinez, September 25, 2019