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)

  • CNN Poll: Younger Voters in Battleground States Going For Trump

    CNN’s poll of registered voters nationwide show Joe Biden leading Donald Trump 51 to 46 percent. But it’s a different story in the battleground states, where the race for president will be decided. (emphasis is mine) Though other recent polling has shown some signs of concern for Biden among…
    Donna Martinez, May 18, 2020
  • COVID-19 Creating Big Job Worries

    To say Americans are jittery about their economic future is to downplay our reality. Jittery doesn’t cut it when roughly 1 in 3 Americans tell CNBC’s pollster they’ve either been impacted already or expect for the shoe to drop:   We’re now weeks into this public health emergency…
    Donna Martinez, April 13, 2020
  • Snapshot of the Day: The Biden Bounce

    The very latest presidential delegate counts, trends, etc. are available from Real Clear Politics.  Carolina Journal has the latest on North Carolina politics. President Donald Trump won the Republican primary in a breeze, getting more than 90% of the vote. Among minor party candidates, voters for both the…
    Donna Martinez, March 4, 2020
  • Is Nikki Haley Running In 2024?

    She’s a smart and decisive defender of individual rights and economic freedom. I see Nikki Haley — former South Carolina governor and Ambassador to the United Nations — as a formidable presidential candidate for the Republicans in 2024. Real Clear Politics is reporting on a move that signals she…
    Donna Martinez, February 21, 2020
  • Snapshot of the Day: Why Your Paycheck Is Bigger

    Thanks to the Republican leadership of the General Assembly, North Carolinians are seeing our day-to-day hard work pay off in a very tangible way: multi-year North Carolina tax reform that results in more money in our paychecks, making life a little bit easier to manage. Dr. Roy Cordato gives…
    Donna Martinez, February 19, 2020
  • Snapshot of the Day: Who Will the Dems Pick?

    Courtesy of Real Clear Politics, here is a fascinating look at the betting odds for the Democratic presidential nomination. …
    Donna Martinez, February 11, 2020
  • Innovators and Entrepreneurs To The Rescue

    Fascinating story in Bloomberg News about the reality and problem of behemoth wind turbines that have reached the end of their working life. A wind turbine’s blades can be longer than a Boeing 747 wing, so at the end of their lifespan they can’t just be hauled…
    Donna Martinez, February 7, 2020