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Timothy P. Murray

Assumed office 
January 4, 2007
Governor Deval Patrick
Preceded by Kerry Healey

In office
Preceded by Raymond Mariano
Succeeded by Konstantina Lukes

Member of the Worcester City Council
In office

Born June 7, 1968 (1968-06-07) (age 41)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Tammy Sullivan
Children Helen Sullivan, Katerine Sullivan
Alma mater Fordham University
Western New England College
Profession Teacher, Lawyer

Timothy P. "Tim" Murray (born June 7, 1968) is the current Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, U.S.. Prior to his service as Lieutenant Governor, Murray served as Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts.


Early life and education

Murray was born and raised in Worcester. His father taught high school and his mother worked as a nurse. He attended Worcester public elementary schools, and later went to St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury.

Murray earned his bachelor’s degree at Fordham University. While at Fordham, Murray served as an aide to Bronx Borough President, Fernando Ferrer. He put himself through law school attending classes at night while working days as a substitute school teacher, earning his law degree from the Western New England College School of Law.

Political career

In 1997 Murray was elected to serve on the Worcester City Council, a position he held up until 2001 when he was elected Mayor (in Worcester the mayor has no more authority than other city councilors, but is the ceremonial head of the city and chair of the city council).[1] In 2006 Murray ran for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor, defeating his two opponents, Deborah Goldberg and Andrea Silbert on September 19, 2006, with 43% of the vote. He ran with the Democratic nominee for Governor, Deval Patrick, as a ticket in the 2006 elections, beating out the Republican ticket of Kerry Healey and Reed Hillman.

Murray has also 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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Raymond Mariano
Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts
2002 – January 9, 2007
Succeeded by
Konstantina Lukes
Preceded by
Kerry Healey
Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
January 4, 2007–present
Lines of succession
Preceded by
Governor of Massachusetts
1st in line

Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
Succeeded by
William F. Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth


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