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)

  • 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
  • Mitch Kokai Appointed To Board of Classical Liberals in the Carolinas

    The group Classical Liberals in the Carolinas named the John Locke Foundation’s Mitch Kokai to its board of directors on August 9. CLC made the announcement in Winston-Salem during a meeting connected with the group’s annual conference. The three-day conference’s theme was “The Future of Jobs: Obstacles and Opportunities in…
    Donna Martinez, August 14, 2019
  • Classical Liberals Conference Features JLF Experts

    John Locke Foundation experts offered perspective at the August gathering of Classical Liberals in the Carolinas (CLC). The group met in Winston-Salem for a three-day conference’s themed “The Future of Jobs: Obstacles and Opportunities in the Carolinas.” A panel discussion on occupational licensing featured three JLF researcher/analysts. Pictured left to…
    Donna Martinez, August 10, 2019
  • Becki Gray: 17 Things In Conference Budget That Protect and Promote Freedom

    Do you know what’s in the North Carolina state budget Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed? JLF’s Becki Gray takes a look and finds lots of reasons to celebrate. She’s calling it North Carolina’s Freedom Budget. Here are 3 of the 17 reasons. By restraining spending growth to…
    Donna Martinez, July 5, 2019
  • Our Mike Schietzelt in the Coastland Times: NC’s Criminal Code Is Unfair and Unclear. Let’s Fix It.

    JLF Legal Fellow writes in the Coastland Times about North Carolina’s outdated and messy criminal code. Some in the General Assembly want to clean it up and make it more clear and more fair. Thanks to the 2018 Recodification Working Group bill, we have much of the information we…
    Donna Martinez, July 2, 2019
  • John Locke Foundation Headquarters Has Moved To Midtown Raleigh

    Update Your Contacts With Our New Office Address As of June 10, the John Locke Foundation has moved to midtown Raleigh near North Hills. We are now located at 4800 Six Forks Road, #220, Raleigh, NC 27609. Our phone number (919-828-3876) and staff email addresses…
    Donna Martinez, June 10, 2019