Many advisors are worried the public doesn’t believe they’re being examined, former Republican Securities and Exchange Commissioner Dan Gallagher said Saturday.

Gallagher said the concern is being stoked by the widespread publicity that the SEC is only examining about 10 percent of registered investment advisors per year.

In a short interview at the Practising Law Institute’s annual SEC Speaks conference, Gallagher said he doesn’t agree with the feeling of some observers in Washington that the fight over confirmation of a successor to recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will further delay Senate approval of his replacement at the SEC.

In October, President Obama nominated Hester Peirce, George Mason University Mercatus Center Financial Markets Working Group director, to fill Gallagher’s vacancy. He also tagged George Washington University Securities Law Professor Lisa Fairfax to replace departed Democratic Commissioner Luis Aguilar.

Gallagher, who has been rumored to be in the running to replace the departing Richard Ketchum as Financial Industry Regulatory Authority president and CEO, said he doesn’t know if he wants the job. Gallagher added he has not been contacted by anyone at Finra about the position.

In late October, Ketchum announced he would be stepping down in the second half of 2016.