Allison “Allie” Petrus

Democratic Candidate for Governor

Allison “Allie” Petrus is a Virgin Islands native, born and raised in St. Thomas. He grew up in the Public Housing Community of Oswald Harris Court and attended local Virgin Islands public schools. He was raised by his late mother, Gretta Petrus, who supported their family working as a school crossing guard while receiving government assistance.

Allie Petrus knows what it means to come from a humble beginning but remembers his mother’s teaching to never let anyone make you feel less than you are and to “hold your head up high, because tomorrow will be yours,” and Allie Petrus knows what it is to work hard and to achieve success.

Allison Petrus is a Proud Veteran of the United States Army. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Kean University, A Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands. He served as Financial Analyst in Florida State Comptroller’s Office.

Allie has also been an elected Senator for three (3) terms to the Virgin Islands Legislature and served as Majority Leader before elective retirement, and then launching his career as Virgin Islands business owner.

Allie Petrus has been a successful entrepreneur for fifteen (15) years as the owner of all St. Thomas Subway Restaurants, PG Gas locations, Sbarro Restaurant, Petrus Plaza, and the former IHOP on St. Thomas.

Allie has been married to Beverly Petrus for over twenty years and together they have two daughters, Ki-Yanna and Ari-Yanna Petrus.

“I’ve been blessed to have been married to my best friend and business partner, Beverly Petrus, for 23 years.”

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