He is hoping to become the next governor of Kentucky and was trying to pick up support in eastern Kentucky Monday.
Gatewood Galbraith was in Whitesburg for a meet and greet.
People came to hear what the independent candidate had to say about several issues including his stance against mountain top removal.
“That method of extraction cuts miners jobs. When you turn it over to machinery like that people get displaced by machinery,” Galbraith said.
“That's what a lot of my clients deal with. They deal with blasting, they deal with dust, they deal with water pollution. I feel like those that level of impact is getting lost in the heated rhetoric about mountain top removal,” Mary Cromer, environmental lawyer, said.
Galibrath is running with Dea Riley.
This will be his fifth run for governor.