Categories: NewsPoliticsTop Stories

BREAKING: Secretary Ed Murray steps down amid allegations

WYOMING – Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray announced today he will resign as Secretary of State effective immediately saying he needs to focus on his marriage, family, and health.

“The truth is no one asked me to resign. The truth is that I loved public service,” Murray stated before mentioning claims for two women in his past that he acted inappropriately with them. “The truth is that my family and I have been devastated as we encountered two allegations in December and January.”

Murray said he is confident he leaves Wyoming in superb shape with an incredible team of dedicated professionals and outstanding public servants in place.

Murray’s office announced Deputy Secretary of State Karen Wheeler will serve in the interim until a permanent replacement is appointed by the Governor.

“I’ve come to the realization that I am unable to focus entirely on serving the good people of Wyoming while simultaneously needing to process all the fallout from these allegations for which I have issued previous statements,” Murray added.

Murray denied claims from both Tatiana Maxwell, made in December, and Theresa Sullivan Twiford, who came forward in January saying Murray forcibly kissed her on New Years Eve 1988 when she was babysitting for the family. Murray said he had no recollection of the NYE kiss but announced shortly afterword he would not seek a second term as SOS nor run for governor as many had speculated.

“I truly am enormously thankful to the people of Wyoming for the honor and privilege of serving this Great State during the past three years,” Murray closed his statement. “I am eternally grateful to my wife and family and many friends and supporters through this journey—with its highest of highs and its lowest of lows. I want to thank the people of Wyoming who have offered me tremendous support during my tenure. I will never forget your lasting kindness.”

Share
Published by
Tags: Ed Murray

Recent Posts

  • Events
  • Top Stories

Queen of Corbet’s keeps her crown – 2019 Kings and Queens of Corbet’s Results are in!

JACKSON, WY— After a serious throw down on Tuesday and a much-anticipated announcement, the votes are in, and this year's… Read More

15 hours ago
  • Environmental
  • News
  • Police
  • Top Stories
  • Weather

Search and Rescue responds to two callouts

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) today responded to reports of a buried skier on Teton Pass… Read More

1 day ago
  • Environmental
  • History
  • News

Historic Peryam Ranch conserved in Carbon County

WYOMING – The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust (WSGLT) has conserved the 543-acre Peryam Ranch located near Riverside, Wyoming in the… Read More

1 day ago
  • Events
  • News
  • Nonprofit

Community Foundation, CWC offer money for Start Up Intensive

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and Central Wyoming College are offering a $2,000 scholarship to one… Read More

1 day ago
  • News
  • Wildlife

Game & Fish continues wolf monitoring

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – In April of 2017, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department resumed management authority over wolves in Wyoming,… Read More

1 day ago
  • Health
  • News

Turning up the heat is not always an option for some

WYOMING – For low- and fixed-income families, turning up the heat during the cold Wyoming winter months is not always… Read More

1 day ago