Candy Stevens Burgin puts a premium on customer service.
She cut her teeth at King’s Office Supply soon after graduating from Lincolnton High School and has grown with an office assistant position at the Department of Transportation.
She’s held a leadership position as current chairwoman of the Lincoln County Board of Education, but a desire to grow and learn and help the citizens of Lincoln County has motivated a run at the Republican nomination for the county’s Clerk of Court seat.
“What made it attractive to me is helping people,” Burgin. “It fits with who I am and my personality. Plus, I get to grow and I get to learn at the same time. I’d spend all day helping someone if that’s what was needed. We would find a way.”
Burgin, a Lincolnton native, said she wished she could keep her position on the Board of Education if she’s elected to the Clerk of Court office.
“If I could have that position and the clerk’s position, I would do both,” she said. “But you can’t have two elected positions. If it was a volunteer position, I would still stay involved. There are a lot of students who needs a voice, and I feel like I’ve been that voice for the past four years.”
Burgin considered a run for Clerk of Court for over a year and after thought and prayer and talks with her family decided to enter the race.
“When I was approached to consider running, my response was, ‘I need to think about that. I need to pray about that and talk to my family about that,’” she said.
“This is not a competition to me. If it’s meant to be, it will be. If not, then God is going to open another path where I can go and grow and help people. I know that.”
Burgin said her faith and her family are the two most important facets of her life. She’s the wife of Todd Burgin, a retired law enforcement office, and a mother to Jordan Baker, 23, and Kyle Burgin, 11.
Burgin served as the Vice Chair of the Board of Education from 2011-2012, has been on the Lincolnton Planning Board and Board of Adjustments since 2011 and is a member of the Strategic Planning Team for the Coalition Against Child Abuse. She’s a member of Lincolnton’s First Baptist Church, the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, the East Lincoln Republican Women’s Club, Business and Professional Women of Lincolnton and an associate member of the Lincolnton Republican Men’s Club.