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  Murray, Timothy P. "Tim"
NameTimothy P. "Tim" Murray
Worcester, Massachusetts , United States
Website [Link]
Born June 07, 1968 (53 years)
ContributorTsongas Democrat
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 17, 2017 09:59pm
Tags Caucasian - Married - Straight -
InfoWhether it’s leading an economic revival and creating new jobs, improving the public schools, protecting the environment, or making government more responsive to every citizen, Tim Murray knows how to build consensus and get difficult jobs done.

Tim is entering his third term as mayor of Worcester, the state’s second largest city. Under Tim’s bold leadership, the city is experiencing unprecedented progress... an economic revival, with $1 billion of new development projects under construction and more in the pipeline. Simultaneously, Tim has engaged the city’s diverse social, cultural and academic communities and forged new partnerships to enhance the spirit of renewal.

Tim Murray has used innovation and determination to fuel economic growth, expanding commuter rail service, launching aggressive brownfields reclamation initiatives and maximizing job creation and business development.

As mayor, Tim chairs the Worcester School Committee and has worked hard to make Worcester’s schools among the best urban school systems in the nation. Despite significant reductions in state aid, Tim built school-community partnerships to lower drop-out rates, launch school-based health initiatives and expand after school programs to support working families.

Worcester’s University Park Campus School, a unique partnership between the city and Clark University, was recently named one of the top 100 public high schools in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine.

Tim is a Worcester native. His father taught high school and his mother worked nights as a nurse. Tim attended Worcester public schools, went on to St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury.

Tim 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, then as an advocate for homeless families. Tim earned his law degree from the Western New England School of Law and became a partner in the firm of Tattan, Leonard and Murray.

Tim was first elected to the Worcester City Council in 1997 and became mayor in 2001. Prior to his elective service, Tim was active for many years in a wide range of community initiatives. He 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.

Tim and his wife, Tammy (Sullivan) have one daughter.



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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 03, 2012 11:50am News Lt. Gov. Tim Murray traveling 100 mph at time of Nov. crash, fell asleep at the wheel  Article RBH 
Jan 05, 2011 07:20am News Mass. lieutenant governor rescues children from burning van  Article Craverguy 
Jan 19, 2006 06:00pm Announcement Worcester Mayor Murray formally announces his candidacy  Article Tsongas Democrat 

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