Joint Legislative Budget Committee Announces Selection of New Legislative Analyst

This week, the California Joint Legislative Budget Committee announced the selection of Gabriel Petek as the new Legislative Analyst. Petek begins on February 4 and succeeds Mac Taylor who retired in December after 10 years as the Legislative Analyst. Petek will join the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) from S&P Global Ratings where he currently manages its San Francisco office and is the primary credit analyst for California. Previously, Petek was a budget analyst in the City of Boston’s Office of Budget Management. Petek will be the sixth Legislative Analyst since the LAO’s inception in 1941.