From the desk of 
Kevin Corbin

Thank you all for taking the time to read our newsletter. I greatly appreciate your continued support and interest in what we are doing in Raleigh for you. In this newsletter, you can find what our office is doing for you both here in Raleigh and back home in District 50. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office if we can be of any assistance to you.

-Senator Kevin Corbin

Weeks of July 31 - August 11

Senator Corbin Presents Long Leaf Pine Award to Mr. Casey Cooper

Senator Corbin was honored to present Casey Cooper, a member of the Easter Band of Cherokee Indians and Chief Executive Officer of the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority, with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. This award is the highest honor one can receive from the State of North Carolina. Senator Corbin presented Mr. Cooper with the award at the annual Hospital Gala at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort. Senator Corbin nominated Mr. Cooper for this honor due to his last thirty years of service to his state and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and his advocacy work in support of Medicaid expansion in the state. Multiple other officials sent letters in support of Mr. Cooper receiving this award. Senator Corbin is thankful for the service Mr. Cooper has provided to his community and state and was honored to present him with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

Pictured is Senator Corbin with Congressman Chuck Edwards and Representative Karl Gillespie.

Pictured is Senator Corbin as he presents Casey Cooper with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

Pictured is Senator Corbin and his wife Beth with Senator Warren Daniel and his wife Lydia.

Upcoming Friends of Senator Corbin BBQ on October 26th

The Friends of Kevin Corbin are presenting the 7th Annual BBQ Dinner Fundraiser. The fundraiser will take place at the Moss Valley Venue from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Congressman Chuck Edwards, Senator Bobby Hanig, Representative Mike Clampitt, Representative Karl Gilespie, and Representative Jon Hardister (Candidate for NC Secretary of Labor) will be in attendance at the event. Call 828-524-7799 or 828-371-2211 to purchase tickets or reserve a table.

New Requirements for NC Voters

This coming election cycle voters will need to bring more than just themselves to the polls in order to vote. Due to a court ruling in favor of a bill passed by Senator Corbin, and other North Carolina Republicans, a photo ID will now be required in order to vote in the state of North Carolina. The law does offer some exceptions and you can obtain a free photo ID at a DMV office if you don't currently have one. This new law is intended to keep our elections secure and reliable. So when you head to the polls in the upcoming election, make sure you take a valid photo ID. To see which IDs will be accepted you can visit the NC State Board of Elections Website.

Senator Corbin Honors Eagle Scout Loyd W. Lyons IV

On July 15, Senator Corbin presented a certificate to Loyd W. Lyons IV during his Eagle Scout ceremony. Loyd is a member of Troop 999 in Sylva, North Carolina. During his time he earned 52 merit badges, 6 Eagle Palms, served as senior patrol leader three times, and was elected to the Order of the Arrow. As part of his Eagle Project, he constructed an irrigation shed to house the pumps for the Sylva Community Garden. This garden supplies thousands of food to families in need within the community. Senator Corbin is proud to honor such an outstanding young man from within his district.

Music Education Programs Lead by the NC Symphony in District 50

The North Carolina Symphony held music education programs in several libraries within District 50. These were fantastic opportunities for children and families to interact with music. Musician David Kilbride was the leader of the programs for District 50. The programs were held at the Graham County Library, the Murphy Public Library, the Moss Memorial Library, and the Macon County Library. Senator Corbin was ecstatic that the program had a great turnout, with more than 150 total children and adults learning about the violin and exploring an array of orchestra instruments. They were provided the opportunity to have a hands-on learning experience with these instruments. The North Carolina Symphony will be back in the district on October 17th with Music Discovery programs at the Haywood County Library and Qualla Bound Head Start in Swain County.

Combatting Identity Theft

In response to the recent uptick in identity theft, Senator Corbin wanted to provide some information for his constituents on how to prevent and combat identity theft. If you discover that you have been a victim of identity theft here is a helpful guide Senator Corbin has assembled on how to address a variety of forms of identity theft.

  • Keep a log of all conversations, including dates, times, names, and phone numbers with the authorities and financial institutions. Make sure to send all correspondence by certified mail and keep copies of all documents.
  • Call the DMV to assure another license was not issued in your name. If one has been issued, fill out their complaint form in order to begin the fraud investigation process.
  • Report the crime to law enforcement and make sure you get copies of all documentation.
  • Immediately call the fraud unit of one of the credit reporting companies. Ask that they place a fraud report on your account and report the theft.
  • Contact all of the creditors where your name has been fraudulently used via phone and in writing. Ask that the account be processed as stolen and you be issued new cards.
  • If your checks are stolen report it to the check verification center.
  • If your ATM card is stolen or the account is compromised, get a new card and account number. Make sure you use different passwords for any new accounts.
  • For a fraudulent change of address or bank fraud using the mail, notify the local Post Inspector.
  • Call the Social Security Administration if your social security number is being used fraudulently. If you must, you can have the number changed if yours is compromised.
  • Immediately notify the passport office in writing if your passport has been stolen or if someone is trying to use your identity in order to obtain a passport.

Haywood County Citizen's Group

This week Senator Corbin was able to speak to a concerned citizens group in Haywood County. He was able to describe all he has accomplished for District 50 and how he plans to support the district further. The Senator was also able to hear the concerns of his constituents from Haywood County so he can represent them and their interests during his time in the Senate.

Citizen's Group in Transylvania County

Senator Corbin was honored to be invited to speak to a large group of citizens in Transylvania County. He was able to give them insights into how he is fighting for their interests in the North Carolina Senate. Senator Corbin works hard to fight for the needs and interests of District 50. Senator Corbin is a champion for the conservative values District 50 holds dear.

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