Murray will become president and CEO of the Worcester chamber of commerce, making over $200,000 a year. He will resign as Lieutenant Governor June 2nd and start his new job the next day. Murray has had to fend off numerous controversies in the past two years. In November 2011, he totaled his state vehicle in Sterling. He was driving just under 110 miles an hour just before dawn.
He also has ties to disgraced former Chelsea Housing Authority director Michael McLaughlin, who plead guilty to fedEral felony charges of concealing his salary. The state is still investigating McGlaughlin’s fundraising for Murray. At the news conference, murray said his resignation HAS nothing to do with McLaughlin:
Governor Patrick had only warm words for Murray, saying he’s been an integral part of the administration :
Murray says he’s not ruling out a future run for public office, saying the news is full of comeback stories. but right now, he says, he’s excited to return to WORCESTER TO work on economic development issues. There is no provision in Massachusetts law to fill his post. It will remain vacant until the next election.