Tim Murray


Tim Murray

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name= Timothy P. Murray
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order= 71st
office= Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
term_start= January 4, 2007
term_end=
governor= Deval Patrick
predecessor= Kerry Healey
successor= Incumbent
birth_date= 1968
birth_place= Worcester, Massachusetts
death_date=
death_place=
party= Democrat
profession= Teacher, Lawyer
spouse= Tammy Sullivan
alma_mater=Fordham University
Western New England College
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Timothy P. Murray (born 1968), better known as Tim Murray, 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. 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.

While applying to become a lawyer, Murray failed the Massachusetts bar exam twice, before passing in July 1995. [http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/bostonherald/access/1146878781.html?dids=1146878781:1146878781&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Oct+17%2C+2006&author=CASEY+ROSS&pub=Boston+Herald&edition=&startpage=5&desc=CAMPAIGN+2006+%3B+Jabs+at+failed+test-taker+Murray+raise+the+bar "Jabs at failed test-taker Murray raise the bar" by Casey Ross. "Boston Herald", Oct 17, 2006]

Political career

In 1997 Murray was elected to serve on the Worcester City Council, a position he held up until 2001 when he was successfully 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). [http://www.ci.worcester.ma.us/cco/clerk/council/past_councils.htm City of Worcester official website] 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.

See also

* Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 2006

References

External links

* [http://www.timmurray.org/ Tim Murray for Lieutenant Governor 2006]
* [http://mass.gov/?pageID=gov3utilities&sid=Agov3&U=Agov3_Tim_Murray_bio Official State Biography]


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