Assemblyman Obernolte, … “ someone with a strong economic background.”


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  Legislative Analyst Gabriel Petek                           Assemblyman Jay Obernolte



State Assembly, Sacramento, California        

Assemblyman Jay Obernolte 33rd District (R-Hesperia) announced Thursday, January 17, 2019, that Gabriel Petek has been selected as the new Legislative Analyst. Assemblyman Obernolte served with Assemblyman Ting, Senator Nielson, and Senator Mitchell on the Subcommittee for the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC), which was charged to select the new Legislative Analyst.


Gabriel Petek currently serves as a Managing Director for S&P Global Ratings and as the San Francisco Office Head, as well as the Primary Credit Analyst for California. He will assume his new position on February 4, 2019. Petek will be only the sixth person to hold the position since the office was established in 1941. He succeeds Mac Taylor, the former Legislative Analyst, who served from 2008 through the end of 2018. 


“It was a privilege to serve on the JLBC Subcommittee to select our new Legislative Analyst,” said Assemblyman Obernolte. “Although we had many strong candidates, I was especially impressed with Gabriel’s extensive experience and independent nature. Given the importance of the research that the Legislative Analyst Office does for the Legislature, it is critical to have someone with a strong economic background directing the office. I’m confident that Gabriel will be an extremely valuable leader in this role.”


Gabriel Petek was selected using a bipartisan, bicameral, nationwide search conducted by the Subcommittee on the Selection of the Legislative Analyst, which came to a close after official action was taken by the full Joint Legislative Budget Committee yesterday. The JLBC’s selection of Petek was approved on a unanimous 14-0 vote.