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Representative Kevin Corbin is a Macon County native and is active in numerous civic and community organizations. Mr. Corbin is a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1979, an Honors Graduate of Appalachian State University (ASU) in 1983, where he majored in Marketing and Business Management, served as News Editor of the university’s “Appalachian” newspaper and interned for the university as a Public Information Officer.
Corbin also represented ASU in the North Carolina Student Legislature. He graduated from Appalachian with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
He has served four years on the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees, is a past Chairman of the Macon County School Board (20 years) winning five county wide elections. For six years, Kevin served on the Macon County Board of Commissioners, being elected as chairman of the board for four years. From 2014-2016 Kevin served as Chair of the Region A Council of Government, which is comprised of all of the County Commissioners, Mayors, and Town Board members from the seven Western Counties of NC. Corbin was elected to this position by his peers in that group. In 2010, Kevin was appointed to the Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Agents Advisory Board where he was involved in developing lower cost plans for citizens of North Carolina.
Kevin was inducted into Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Hall of Fame in 2013, with only 21 inductees in history. Representative Corbin is a member of the Franklin Rotary Club.
Kevin is married to Beth and they have two children, Matt and Maggie. They are members of Holly Springs Baptist Church. Kevin is the owner of two successful insurance agencies. The Corbin Agency is located in Franklin, NC and serves Western NC and the Blue Ridge Insurance Group is in Seneca, SC and serves Upstate SC. Mr. Corbin is also a founding member of the successful gospel music group Blue Ridge.
Kevin was first elected to the NC General Assembly in November of 2016 getting just over 72% of the vote in his four-county district. Corbin and his campaign team were successful in winning all 44 precincts in his 4 county district.
Kevin serves as House Majority Deputy Whip and is Co-chair of the House Insurance and State and Local Government Committees as well as serving on Education K-12, Environment, Finance, and Transportation Committees. He is a candidate for NC Senate.