Kevin Corbin was born and raised in Western North Carolina in the mountains of Macon County. Sen. Corbin began his legislative career in the State House and was sworn into his first term in the House of Representatives in January 2017. As a freshman member of the House, Kevin was appointed to several leadership roles for the state such as the K-12 education committee, the education appropriation committee as well as committees for transportation, wildlife, and state and local government. Senator Corbin was elected to the Senate in 2020 and serves the constituents of Senate District 50.
Keeping the promises he originally campaigned on, Sen. Corbin has been a champion for WNC on the state level and has been instrumental in introducing legislation to benefit the western portion of the state in the areas of broadband expansion, education, school safety, and more.
A dedicated public servant, Kevin has been committed to numerous civic and community organizations both in his home county and on the state level. Sen. 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. Sen. Corbin also represented ASU in the North Carolina Student Legislature. He graduated from Appalachian with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Kevin 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 countywide elections. For the six years prior to being elected to the House of Representatives District 120, Kevin served on the Macon County Board of Commissioners, being elected as chairman of the board for the last four years of his tenure. Kevin has also 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. Sen. Corbin was elected to this position by his peers in that group. Kevin has also served on the Board of Directors for Southwestern Community College Foundation and has served on the Franklin Chamber of Commerce Board. 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. Sen. Corbin is also an active 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 where Kevin serves as a deacon. 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 group Blue Ridge.