Carol was born in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Ohio Congressman Samuel L. Devine and Betty Devine. She was raised understanding the intricacies and responsibilities of public service. Carol graduated from Bexley High School and went on to earn a B.S. in History and Political Science from Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina. She is the wife of Matt F. Miller, the mother of Chris and Sam Miller, and the grandmother of Fletcher, Carter, Charlotte, Malone, and Bennett Miller.
In the West Virginia House of Delegates, Carol has served in many leadership capacities; most recently, Carol was named as House Majority Whip after serving as the first-ever Assistant Majority Leader for two years. Since being elected in 2006, much of Carol's legislative and committee work has focused on addressing our opioid crisis and stimulating the growth and development of the state's economy.
In addition to her legislative service, Carol is an active member of the Milton Rotary Club, Cabell County Farm Bureau, Musical Arts Guild, NRA, West Virginia Federation of Republican Women, and Huntington Cabell Republican Women. She is also a past Chairman of the Cabell County Republican Executive Committee, a member of the Women’s Heart Advisory Board, St. Mary's Regional Heart Institute, a former Member of the Board, Marshall University Society of Yeager Scholars; Member of the Board, West Virginia Commission for the Arts; Former Member of the Board, Communities in Schools; and Former Board Member, Marshall University Artist Series.
Carol owns a small business, Swann Ridge Bison Farm, and is a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, where she sings in the choir.