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)

  • “It’s not as tough as you think, and frankly there’s a lot of fat in there”

    That quote comes from President Trump, who is telling his Cabinet secretaries to cut 5% from their budgets due to the ballooning federal deficit. It’s about time the president focused on spending. I’ve supported his efforts to cut regulations and to ensure new Supreme Court justices respect the constitution,…
    Donna Martinez, October 18, 2018
  • Rasmussen: Trump Approval at 51% of Likely Voters

    Say what you will about this bluster, President Trump is above 50%, according to Rasmussen, which polled likely voters. This rating is for the rolling presidential daily tracking poll. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s…
    Donna Martinez, October 16, 2018
  • Get Informed About North Carolina’s Judicial Races

    North Carolinians will be voting on four statewide judicial races in November: one seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court and three seats on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. You’ll find the official candidate profiles and ballot order for each race here in the state’s official guide. In addition,…
    Donna Martinez, October 15, 2018
  • Read It Here: Nikki Haley’s Resignation Letter

    Sorry to see United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley leave her post. She has demonstrated tenacity, toughness, grace, and a commitment to freedom. You can read her resignation letter here.
    Donna Martinez, October 10, 2018
  • College Credit For Getting Arrested?

    Back in the day, a college professor of mine told my class that attending college is, in part, about learning what other people think, and why. He pressed us to defend our answers and our views. It wasn’t fun at the time, but it was an important life lesson. These…
    Donna Martinez, October 10, 2018
  • Blue Wave Coming To North Carolina? Maybe, Maybe Not.

    Syndicated columnist John Hood looks at two recent polls of North Carolinians that lead to different conclusions about the November midterms. On one hand: If the latest Harper Polling survey commissioned by the conservative Civitas Instituteproves to be an accurate forecast of voter sentiment by Election Day, North…
    Donna Martinez, September 24, 2018
  • Poll: 47% say political correctness used to silence political and social opponents

    If you believe as I do that free speech is under assault, you will find this Rasmussen survey data of likely U.S. voters very interesting. How do voters define political correctness? For 37%, it protects groups that have historically been discriminated against. But a plurality (47%) says political correctness…
    Donna Martinez, September 20, 2018