Boston: Lt. Governor Tim Murray is stepping down

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray is expected to step down to become head of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, according to several people familiar with the decision.

Murray, a former Worcester mayor, is expected to resign from Governor Deval Patrick’s administration to lead the business group.

The chamber’s board was expected to vote on Wednesday. The exact timing of Murray’s departure wasn’t known.

Murray is in his second term. He had previously announced he wouldn’t run for governor or another elective office in 2014.

In 2011, Murray was forced to answer questions about a pre-dawn highway crash that totaled the state car he was driving. He wasn’t seriously injured and was issued a speeding ticket.


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