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)

  • Does Popularity = Power?

    This talk by the author of Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World will reveal how we can address popularity dynamics in our past and today to lead happier, more successful, and healthier lives. Save your seat for Monday’s presentation by Mitch Prinstein here.
    Donna Martinez, July 25, 2017
  • “Today, more than 1 in 4 Americans need a license to legally perform their work”

    JLF’s Jon Sanders and Becki Gray have for years urged policymakers to rethink the idea of requiring licenses for certain occupations — dozens of them, in fact. Now President Trump’s Labor Secretary is taking up licensing reform as well. From the Daily Caller: “In 1950, only about 1 in 20…
    Donna Martinez, July 25, 2017
  • Why JLF”s Jon Guze is Lamenting the Retirement of Federal Appeals Judge Janice Rogers Brown

    Janice Rogers Brown has announced she will leave her seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The news saddens JLF’s Jon Guze, but he remains hopeful that the libertarian views expressed by this principled jurist will be seen in her replacement. Since her appointment, Judge Brown’s libertarian views…
    Donna Martinez, July 24, 2017
  • What’s Next For Obamacare Reform?

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai analyzes federal health care reform developments on “Front Row.” Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, July 24, 2017
  • Is the End of OPEC Near?

    Join us Monday at Noon at JLF. Save your seat here.
    Donna Martinez, July 23, 2017
  • JLF’s Terry Stoops Cited in News & Observer Story On School Choice Gains

    From the Raleigh News & Observer’s story on growth in North Carolina’s school choice movement: North Carolina has welcomed more than 116,000 new students so far this decade, but most of these newcomers aren’t going to traditional public schools. Enrollment dropped by 5,562 students this…
    Donna Martinez, July 21, 2017
  • Why Did the Women’s U.S. Open Refuse To Tee Up Controversy?

    Why is it the Women’s US Open stayed away from politics last weekend while other sports leagues have jumped in with two feet, willing to alienate some of their customers/fans? JLF Senior Vice President Jon Pritchett weighs in. The USGA, PGA & LPGA understand golf is a sport, not a…
    Donna Martinez, July 21, 2017
  • Is President Trump’s Energy Policy Doable?

    Join us Monday at Noon at JLF when we host energy expert Dr. Daniel Fine. Bring your lunch and bring a friend. Save your seat here.
    Donna Martinez, July 21, 2017