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. 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, 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’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.

Patch will have more on this story as it becomes available.

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