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)

  • 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
  • Which Democrat is Leading Where?

    From Realclearpolitics.com, this is how the state-by-state race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination is looking right now:  …
    Donna Martinez, September 23, 2019
  • How Do We Lower Health Care Costs? Jordan Roberts Speaks To America’s Future Foundation

    Lowering the high costs of health care is a daunting challenge, but as JLF’s Jordan Roberts wrote in this piece published by the Fayetteville Observer recently, there are five steps North Carolina lawmakers can take to put downward pressure on prices. At the top of the list is to…
    Donna Martinez, September 5, 2019
  • Joe Coletti Makes Triangle Business Journal Story About Transportation Funding

    Friday’s NC First Commission panel featured JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti in a discussion of transportation funding and tax policy. That’s Joe in the upper right corner of the screen in the tweet below. Triangle Business Journal reported on the discussion (subscription required). Here’s part of the story’s…
    Donna Martinez, September 5, 2019
  • Did You Know?

    And that’s not the whole story of North Carolina’s energy progress, thanks to market forces. But it’s not just that North Carolina is seeing lower energy-based emissions. We’re doing this while continuing to be one of the nation’s fastest-growth states in terms of population.
    Donna Martinez, September 4, 2019