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Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Murray to resign from office

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Dee DeQuattro

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Massachusetts Lt. Governor Tim Murray resigned from his elected office effective June 2.

Murray will leave office to take a job as the head of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. Murray said he believes the job to be the "right fit" and noted that while there is still things he would like to accomplish has an elected official, he needed to make the right decision for his family.

Sources say the job comes with a hefty pay increase with a salary believed to be around $200,000.

Murray ran as a ticket with Governor Deval Patrick in 2006 and 2010. Governor Deval Patrick said Murray's resignation is "no small loss" to the State of Mass.,

In January it was revealed that Murray was being investigated for alleged campaign finance violation. A short time after Murray announced he would not run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2014.

In 2011 Murray took some heat when he crashed his government-owned car on interstate 109 when traveling at 108 miles per hour.

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