|Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts|
|January 4, 2007 - Present|
|Years in position||6|
|Predecessor||Kerry Healey (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 7, 2006|
|Next election||November 2014|
|Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts|
|J.D.||Western New England School of Law|
|Place of birth||Worcester, Massachusetts|
Murray is a native of Worcester, MA. His father taught high school and his mother is a registered nurse. After law school, Murray became a partner of the Worcester law firm of Tattan, Leonard and Murray.
- Graduate, St. John's High School
- Bachelor's degree, Fordham University
- JD, Western New England College School of Law
Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor (2007 - Present)
Murray was first elected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 2006. He won re-election in 2010.
Connections to ex-housing director
When issues surrounding the income of the Chelsea Housing Authority Director, Michael E. McLaughlin, came to light, so too did the relationship and frequent communications between Murray and McLaughlin throughout Murray's political career. Subsequently, Murray stated that he had no idea that McLaughlin's salary was $360,000 a year. McLaughlin and the board that approved his contract all resigned under pressure from Governor Patrick. McLaughlin had been a financial supporter throughout Murray's political career which, while he was an employee of an agency that receives federal funding, could be in violation of federal law. Murray downplayed all of these issues saying that throughout his career, he has had many volunteers but he doesn't know the personal histories of every one of them. This also brought to light accusations of apparent cronyism where Murray helped McLaughlin's son, Matthew McLaughlin, get a job as a member of a board of appeals within the state's Registry of Motor Vehicles. This board would oversee appeals from drunk drivers who have lost their licenses. Concerns came from Anne Collins, the state Registrar of Motor Vehicles and were based on Matthew's long driving record which included a license suspension for the refusal of a breathalyzer test, along with six speeding tickets and comments made by Matthew where he referred to Murray as his "Godfather". Murray explained that he receives a lot of requests from people seeking jobs but only refers them to hiring officials, and does not hire or influence the hiring of people directly.
Automobile accident involving state vehicle
In November of 2011, Lt. Governor Murray was involved in an automobile accident where he initially stated that he lost control of his state owned vehicle on black ice. Authorities later concluded that, based on the car's black box crash data, Murray was driving at 108 miles per hour before driving off the road and crashing. It was also noted that he was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. State police ruled that Murray had fallen asleep at the wheel, discounting black ice. He also took a breathalyzer test at the crash site and the test did not show any signs of alcohol. After the crash data was released, Murray acknowledged that he would accept responsibility for the incident and reimburse the state for the car. In all, he was cited $555 for speeding, lane, and seat belt violations.
Mayor of Worcester (2001 - 2006)
Murray was elected Mayor of Worcester in 2001, after having served on the City Council for four years.
Worcester City Council (1997 - 2001)
Murray was first elected to public in office in 1997, when he won election to the Worcester City Council. He served on the council for four years, until he was elected Mayor of Worcester in 2001.
After serious consideration, Murray, the presumptive 2014 gubernatorial contender, announced on January 18, 2013 that he had decided against making a bid for governor, or "any other statewide office" next term. “As I contemplate the commitment required over the next 20 months (and the following four years as Governor) and weigh that against my obligations and responsibilities to my young family, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for Governor in the 2014 election cycle," he stated to his supporters via e-mail.
On April 2, 2010, Deval Patrick and Tim Murray confirmed they would run for re-election. On June 5, 2010, they were endorsed by Democrats at the Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention. Neither faced a Democratic challenger and in the general election held November 2, 2010, Murray defeated Richard Tisei (R), Rick Purcell (G), and independent candidate Paul Loscocco.
|Massachusetts Gubernatorial/Lieutenant Gubernatorial, General Election, 2010|
|Democratic||Deval Patrick/Tim Murray Incumbent||48.5%||1,112,283|
|Republican||Charles D. Baker/Richard R. Tisei||42.1%||964,866|
|Independent||Tim Cahill/Paul Loscocco||8%||184,395|
|Green||Jill E. Stein/Richard P. Purcell||1.4%||32,895|
|Election Results Via: Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth|
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Tom Murray's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Tom Murray's Campaign Contributions|
Lt. Governor of Massachusetts
Lt. Governor of Massachusetts
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$3,499,765||$846,483|
|Top 5 contributors||Massachusetts Democratic Party||$32,655||Massachusetts Democratic Party||$2,364,368|
|Shrewsbury Republican Town Committee||$31,619||Government Employees/NAGE||$10,000|
|Fortune Media Inc||$5,563||NAGE RI 207 - Robert Cusick Sec. Treas Theresa M||$5,000|
|Alice Wolf Election Committee||$5,500||Government Employees Local 291||$5,000|
|Sheet Metal Workers Local 17||$4,000||Worcester Democratic City Committee||$2,000|
Murray has served on the boards of the Worcester Public Library, Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester Community Action Council, the Worcester Working Coalition for Latino Students and Preservation Worcester. He and his wife, Tammy, live in Worcester and have two daughters.
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Massachusetts State House
Office of the Lt. Governor
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: (617) 725-4005
Toll Free Phone: (617) 727-3666
Fax: (617) 727-9725
- Tim Murray for Lieutenant Governor 2010 Campaign website
- Official State Biography
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Tim Murray on Facebook
- Tim Murray on Twitter
- Tim Murray on Flickr
- Tim Murray on YouTube
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 The official website of the Governor of Massachusetts, "Meet Lt. Governor Tim Murray," accessed April 5, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Attorney General Coakley probes donations Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray "The Boston Globe," August 31, 2012
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Murry tied to ex-Chelsea official The Boston Globe, November 18, 2011
- ↑ Mass. politician driving at 108 mph at time of car crash U.S. News on NBC News, January 4, 2012
- ↑ The Boston Globe, "Lt. Gov. Tim Murray tells supporters he will not run for governor in 2014," January 18, 2013
- ↑ Boston Globe, "Murray adds to the buzz over 2014 governor’s race," November 15, 2012
- ↑ The Walpole Times, "Murray: Grossman's plans won'y affect my decision on running for gub," January 7, 2013
- ↑ Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, Elections Division, "2012 state election candidates," accessed April 5, 2012
- ↑ Follow the Money.org
Kerry Healey (R)
|Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
2007 - present
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