At an early age, Patrick Simeon Sprauve knew that serving his community was essential in his adult life. As a young aspiring Virgin Islander, he saw how impactful and rewarding it was to serve, as he took an interest in community engagements, religious activities at various churches and provoking the thoughts of his friends' to be a part of something meaningful and substantial. Patrick's passion for uniting people to work together in all things remains true and dear. His motto, "service above self," drives him to express his love for service.
He was born of the late Louise and Alfredo Sprauve, on St. Thomas Virgin Islands. He attended the Nisky Elementary School, now known as the Ulla F. Muller School. He further attended Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School, where he obtained his High School Diploma.
Ready to pursue his advanced educational achievement, Patrick traveled to Hampton, Virginia, to attend Hampton University and was conferred a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a master's degree in Business Administration. He taught Freshman studies for one year thereafter; however, the yearning to return home defeated any hopes of settling abroad.
In 1997, under the Schneider Administration, Patrick worked at the Department of Finance as the Special Assistant to the Commissioner. His notable achievement at the department was facilitating with the Office of Governor the Home Protection Roofing Program, which he effectively oversaw the completion of 500 homes throughout the territory.
In 2001, Senate President, Armando "Rocky" Liburd extended him the opportunity to become the Executive Director for the Virgin Islands Legislature. Patrick's oversight of the territory's legislative management provided for active involvement and the understandings of the lawmaking intricacies.
Four years later, Patrick worked at the Virgin Islands Department of Health as the Financial Administrator, responsible for the oversight of 6 federal grants totaling 3 million dollars. It was requisite that Patrick ensured that the requirements of the awards were met and that the people of the territory benefited.
His innate passion for public service led his decision to seek public office in 2008. Patrick won a seat for the 28th Legislature of the Virgin Islands. Successfully at winning another term, he again served in the 29th Legislature. Patrick served as the Chairman for the Committee of Health and Hospitals, both Terms.
Patrick unsuccessfully lost the ticket of Lieutenant Governor with running mate former Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis for Governor. Nonetheless, the campaign was rewarding, having experienced the journey towards the highest office in the territory.
Confident, articulate, hardworking, love for community, Patrick's primary focus are issues affecting the territory, such as health care, senior care, sustainable economy, education, housing, the environment, transportation, and the Government Employment Retirement System. A multi-faceted Politician, Patrick is driven towards making a difference. Resolving the people's problems and making a tangible difference in the community is what makes an ideal candidate suitable.
Patrick is happily married to his lovely wife, Janice, for over 16 years, and they have three beautiful kids, Taj, Emmanuel, and Racheal. With faith in God, all things are possible.
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