Remembering Gatewood Galbraith's contribution to Kentucky politics

01/04/2012 03:41 PM

Gatewood Galbraith famously would say he was a perennial candidate because Kentucky has perennial problems.

And those problems, sometimes caused by and sometimes exacerbated by government gridlock, were the reasons he kept running … and running … and running for public office.

In his own words, here’s why Galbraith was so committed to seeking elected office, what he wanted most to change and how he wanted to do it:

State Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green, the former House speaker who ran against Galbraith in the 2007 Democratic primary for governor, said Galbraith’s passing represents the loss of “an important voice” in Kentucky politics. Here’s why:

Richards said Galbraith’s delivery, wit and sometimes controversial views solidified his place in Kentucky political history.

- Edited by Ryan Alessi with additional reporting from Frankfort by Don Weber


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