You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray resigns

Lieutenant Governor ­Timothy P. Murray, considered a front-runner for governor until a string of controversies tarnished his political standing, abruptly announced his resignation Wednesday, saying he will leave the administration in June to lead the Worcester ­Regional Chamber of ­Commerce.

Murray’s exit makes him the first lieutenant governor to ­resign in the middle of a term since John F. Kerry joined the US Senate in 1985. The move will leave the state’s second-highest governmental position vacant until a new administration takes office in early 2015. The state constitution does not allow Governor Deval Patrick to appoint a replacement.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week