Clovis Watson, Jr.

District: 20 -- Democrat

Parts of Alachua, Marion

Committee Membership for 2018 - 2020 Term

Biographical Information

City of Residence:  Alachua
Occupation:  State Legislator, Retired City Manager
Child(ren):  5 adult sons
Education:   Santa Fe College, Law Enforcement Certification; Santa Fe College, AS, Criminal Justice Technology; University of Alabama, BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Human Services; Mountain State University, MA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Public Administration; Northcentral University, MBA; Harvard University John F. Kennedy Graduate School of Government Executive Education, Leadership for the 21st Century, Graduate; Northcentral University, Business Administration and Public Administration, Doctoral Candidate
Born:  September 30, Gainesville, FL
Religious Affiliation:  Christian
Recreational Interest:  avid reader, biking, collector - coins and memorabilia, exercising of all types, historical research, long walks, mentoring youth, senior citizen volunteer, working out with weights

Legislative Service

Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2012, reelected subsequently

Other Public Services

City of Alachua, former City Manager, former Police Officer, former Sergeant, former Deputy Chief of Police
Santa Fe College, State and Local Government, former Adjunct Professor
Alachua County Delegation, Vice Chair, 2012-2014, Chair, 2014-2016


Alachua Lions Club
Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Society
Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Pinnacle Honor Society
Special Olympics, Volunteer Coach
Alachua County Child Advocacy Center, Steering Committee, past member
Alachua County Task Force of Administrators, past member
Alachua County United Way, past Board of Directors
American Red Cross North Central Florida Chapter, past Board of Directors
Florida City and County Managers' Association, past member
International City Managers' Association, past member
Juvenile Justice Council, past Board of Directors
Police Executive Council, past Board of Directors
Police Executive Training Committee, past Board of Directors


Alachua Chamber of Commerce, Lifetime Achievement Award
Alachua County Democratic Black Caucus, Democrat of the Year Award
Department of Veteran Affairs of North Florida/South Georgia, Certificate of Appreciation for Volunteerism
Florida Democratic Black Caucus, Public Servant Award of the Year
Gainesville Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police, Administrator of the Year Award
Governor's Peace at Home Award, presented by the late Governor Lawton Chiles
Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Leadership Courage Award
International Association of Chiefs of Police, Professional and Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Award
NAACP - Alachua County Branch, Rev. Dr. T. A. Wright Leadership Award
University of Alabama, Alice Parker Award for Outstanding Work in Humanities
Alachua County Democratic Party, The Buck Stops Here Award, 2013
Florida Farm Bureau, Champion for Agriculture, 2013
Progress Florida, Florida Watch Action, America Votes, Progressive Florida Middle Class Champion, 2013
City of Alachua, Florida, street dedication: "Clovis Watson, Jr. Way" located in front of the housing project where he grew up, 2008
Mountain State University Graduate Program, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2004
Alachua Chamber of Commerce, Officer of the Year Award, 1987, 2001

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