12:46pm

Wed January 4, 2012
State Capitol

Beshear Reacts to Galbraith Death

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear praised perennial candidate Gatewood Galbraith as an outspoken advocate following the announcement of the Lexington attorney’s death. During the 2011 gubernatorial campaign, Galbraith challenged Behsear on several issues and called the governor’s Fancy Farm speech the worst in the picnic’s history.

The governor shared his condolences and said Galbraith will be remembered as a courageous proponent for several issues and he wasn’t afraid of controversy.

From the governor’s office:

“Jane and I were shocked and saddened to learn of Gatewood’s passing. He was a gutsy, articulate and passionate advocate who never shied away from a challenge or potential controversy.

His runs for office prove he was willing to do more than just argue about the best direction for the state—he was willing to serve, and was keenly interested in discussing issues directly with our citizens. He will be missed.”