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US Senate Exploratory Committee

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Civ·il /ˈsiv(ə)l/

1.  relating to everyday citizens and their concerns

  • Civil Miller-Watkins is a native of Bolivar TN, Hardeman County.

  • Civil's mother, Lois Bernice Miller, was a prominent Civil Rights activist and taught her children to care and advocate for ALL Levels of their community.

  • The Miller children spent many hours walking the neighborhoods and passing out rulers to encourage voters to support Democratic Candidates.

  • Being involved politically was expected in the Miller home.​

  • Civil graduated from Bolivar Central High - Go Tigers!! She attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Sociology ('92) and a second B.S in Social Work ('94) and a Masters in Education (2023).

About Me

  • Civil has served as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Education for Fayette County Public Schools.

  • She worked to approve budgets and improve policies that allow the School District to continue to win.

  • She led the effort to create a Virtual Academy for FCPS that will expand educational opportunities for our students.

  • Civil is also a graduate of the West-Star class of 2019.

  • She serves as:

    • The Secretary of the Board of Fayette Cares

    • 2018 cohort of Emerge TN 

    • Member of the Somerville-Fayette chapter of the NAACP 

    • Secretary of the TN Democratic County Chairs Association 

    • Chair of the Fayette County Democratic Party

    • Past Chair of Leadership Fayette.

  • Civil has been married for 34 years to Charles Watkins, Sr. Together they have reared 8 wonderful children and are the doting Nana and Pop of 10 totally amazing grandchildren.

  • Five of their sons are Eagle Scouts, with one left aiming for Eagle.  Both Civil and Charles are active participants and leaders in the Scouting program.

Civil Miller-Watkins
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