Many observers of New York State government say they are hard-pressed to come up with a more dedicated public servant than Patrick J. Bulgaro, the state's budget director.

Mr. Bulgaro, who took over as the state's chief fiscal officer in September 1991, has spent his entire professional career in state government. He began as an intern with the Department of Labor in 1965 and later served as executive deputy commissioner of the state Department of Civil Service. In 1983 he was appointed executive deputy commissioner of the Department of Taxation and Finance.

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