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Murray to Resign June 2; Patrick Calls Him ‘Outstanding Partner’

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray and Gov. Deval Patrick speak at a Wednesday press conference at the State House where Murray announced his resignation.

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray said none of the controversies that have dogged him during his tenure on Beacon Hill contributed to his decision to announce his resignation.

In a press conference at the State House Wednesday, Murray said his final day on the job will be June 2. The next day he will take over as president and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce where his salary will reportedly be around $ 200,000.

In January, Murray said he had no intention of running for governor when Gov. Deval Patrick’s term expires in January 2015.

“This has been a very difficult but empowering decision,” Murray said. “It has been an honor to serve as lieutenant governor.”

Patrick called Murray an “outstanding partner” during his time in the corner office. Among the accomplishments Patrick touted were his work with the homeless and on domestic violence as well as working closely with government leaders in cities and towns. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 22, 2013 at 8:37 pm

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Lt. Gov. Tim Murray to Resign

Lt. Gov. Tim Murray

Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Tim Murray will be resigning Wednesday, according to CBS Boston.

CBS Boston reported sources saying Murray will leave to become the head of his hometown Worcester Chamber of Commerce, a position that pays over $ 200,000 a year.

Murray announced earlier this year he would not run for governor in 2014.

Boston.com reports there is no mechanism by which the state Constitution allows for the replacement of the lieutenant governor, meaning Gov. Deval Patrick will be without one until he leaves office in January 2015.

As a result, Boston.com reported the next in line of succession for governor is Secretary of State William Galvin.

Murray’s tenure as lieutenant governor has been marked with controversy.Boston.com’s report Wednesday mentioned Murray 2011 car crash in a state vehicle as well as ties to former Chelsea Housing Authority director Michael McLaughlin, who has pleaded guilty to felony charges related to concealing his salary. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

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