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)

  • Most Pollsters Say Trump Will Lose. Not This One. Here’s Why.

    Why is it that one pollster — the Trafalgar Group — is bucking the polling conventional wisdom and predicting a Trump win? Rich Lowrey of National Review sat down with founder Robert Cahaly to find out. First, the nuts and bolts of the poll. “I don’t believe in long…
    Donna Martinez, October 20, 2020
  • GOP Election Board Members Resign, Say AG/Staff Misled Them About Settling Lawsuits

    Fair elections in North Carolina? In a story that gets to the heart of whether North Carolina will or won’t — or whether some voters will be disenfranchised — we have a stunning development reported by Carolina Journal. The day after the state announced a settlement with Democratic…
    Donna Martinez, September 24, 2020
  • Presidential Debates: Do You Agree With This New Poll?

    I’ve always loved presidential debates, no matter the candidates, no matter how tight the race. I like to hear and watch the candidates talk, particularly in formats that force them to get beyond their stock answers. I want to learn something I don’t already know. That’s why I’m looking forward…
    Donna Martinez, September 8, 2020
  • The Biden Camp Won’t Like This

    A national poll of likely voters by Emerson College shows Joe Biden losing ground to Donald Trump following the Republican National Convention. Biden still leads. From Emerson: Key Takeaways Trump’s approval at highest point since 2016 General election gap tightening– Biden now leads by 2 Trump continues…
    Donna Martinez, September 2, 2020
  • 3 Seats on the NC Supreme Court are on the November Ballot

    Do you know who you’re voting for? Three of the seats on North Carolina’s highest court will be contested on the November ballot. Watch our Shaftesbury Society conversation and become an informed voter. We look at the impact of the Supreme Court on every North Carolinian, the significance…
    Donna Martinez, August 25, 2020
  • Democrats Kick Off Convention As New CNN Poll Shows Trump Gaining

    Things are looking up for the Trump campaign. CNN released this poll Sunday night: (emphasis is mine). Joe Biden’s lead over Donald Trump among registered voters has significantly narrowed since June, according to a new CNN poll conducted…
    Donna Martinez, August 17, 2020
  • Breaking Down the Judge’s Ruling In Lt. Gov. Forest’s Lawsuit Against Gov. Cooper

    So what exactly did the judge rule this week in Forest v. Cooper? Is it the end of the line for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper’s use of COVID-19 executive orders? Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, responds to the judge’s ruling against…
    Donna Martinez, August 12, 2020