BOSTON, Mass. (WGGB/AP) — Lt. Gov Tim Murray has announced that we will step down from office on June 2.
In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Murray announced that he has accepted an offer to serve as President and CEO of the Worcester Chamber of Commerce.
Murray says he had not been looking for a new job and that the Worcester Chamber approached him about a month ago with the opportunity, “This was not a post I sought, and at first dismissed the idea because the timing was too immediate, then as I gave the matter more thought and discussed it in-depth with my wife Tammy I became increasingly interested in the unique opportunities it presents,” says Murray.
Murray will assume his new role at the Worcester Chamber of Commerce on June 3.
Murray told the Associated Press that his departure has nothing to do with an ongoing investigation into whether his campaign committee improperly accepted contributions raised by former Chelsea Housing Authority director Michael McLaughlin.
Murray makes 125-thousand dollars a year as lieutenant governor. In his new job, Murray is expected to make more than 200-thousand dollars a year.
There is no provision in state law to fill a vacancy in the lieutenant governor’s office.