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Lt. Governor Tim Murray to resign

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Lt. Governor Tim Murray to resign

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BOSTON (WWLP) - Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray is expected to resign from office, in order to take a job as the leader of a Worcester business group.

A source in the Patrick Administration told 22News that the Lieutenant Governor would become the President and CEO of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce , contingent upon a vote this noon.

The position pays about $200,000 per year.

The source said that Murray had not been actively seeking a job in the private sector, but wants to spend more time with his family.

A Patrick Administration official told 22News State House Reporter Christine Lee that pending the vote, Murray is planning to resign as Lieutenant Governor on June 2, and will start work at the Chamber on June 3.

A former mayor of Worcester, Murray was elected Lieutenant Governor under Deval Patrick in 2006, and re-elected in 2010.

He announced earlier in the year that he would not seek election as Governor in 2014.

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