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: Wage Growth

    Deroy Murdock of National Review points us to wage growth data, which goes against a prevailing media/progressive narrative about today’s economy. He writes: Never mind the liberal lies. Hard data reveal this reality. The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank’s monthly Wage Growth Tracker shows that…
    Donna Martinez, January 13, 2020
  • Snapshot of the Day

    The daily presidential tracking poll produced by Rasmussen shows President Trump with 50% approval and 50% disapproval as of Friday, Jan. 3. In the image above, Rasmussen compares Mr. Trump’s approval with Mr. Obama’s approval. The latest figures include 38% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is…
    Donna Martinez, January 6, 2020
  • Shaftesbury Society Resumes Monday, January 6

    Join us for the first Shaftesbury Society event of 2020, featuring JLF’s Becki Gray. North Carolina has implemented transformational reforms in the last decade that have created more opportunities for more people than ever before. Becki Gray has been at the table, in the trenches, and at the forefront…
    Donna Martinez, December 29, 2019
  • Have a Joy-Filled Holiday

    Donna Martinez, December 23, 2019
  • Snapshot of the Day

    Hard to believe, but very soon, our nation will begin casting votes for presidential candidates. Here are some interesting Real Clear Politics averages.
    Donna Martinez, December 20, 2019
  • What About Those Letters Cooper & Forest Sent To Teachers?

    Roughly 100,000 teachers are employed by North Carolina public schools and public charter schools. These teachers garner lots of attention from elected officials. Right now that attention is coming from Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. Both sent communications to the teachers, creating a dueling narrative about how…
    Donna Martinez, December 18, 2019
  • Snapshot of the Day: Support For Removing Trump Drops 5 Points

    A new poll conducted for CNN by SSRS of U.S. adults show a big drop in support for impeachment of President  Donald Trump. In mid-November, support for impeachment/removal of Trump stood at 50%. The new poll shows support at 45% — a 5 point drop. Full polling can be…
    Donna Martinez, December 17, 2019
  • Snapshot of the Day

    A recent Quinnipiac poll shows interesting voter views on which major political party is better at handling particular issues. Details here.
    Donna Martinez, December 16, 2019