WLEX-TV in Lexington is reporting that Gatewood Galbraith, a Lexington resident, has died at 64.
Galbraith has been a perennial candidate for governor and an often outspoken advocate for the legalization of marijuana.
Dea Riley, his running mate in the the 2011 governor’s race, released the information about Galbraith’s death. No word yet on the cause of death. Nothing had been posted on Galbraith’s campaign website at press time.
Galbraith was an attorney and a native of Carlisle. According to his biography, he has run for governor five times, twice as a Democrat and twice as a Reform Party candidate. He campaigned in 2011 as an independent. He also ran for attorney general in 2003 as an independent, and for the U. S. House of Representatives in 2000 as a Reform Party candidate.
Galbraith has three grown daughters. He graduated from the University of Kentucky.
“Dear Friends, I have just been notified that Gatewood passed away last night,” Riley posted on her Facebook page this morning. “I am heading to Lexington to be with his family. Please say a prayer for his family and friends and all those who loved him.”