BOSTON (February 9, 2014) -- Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today released the following statement regarding Massachusetts State Senate President Therese Murray's decision to not run for re-election:

“Therese Murray is a fearless and fair warrior for the working class and women across the Commonwealth. From her hometown of Plymouth to Pittsfield, she has served our state with integrity, strength, and compassion. I wish her the best in her future efforts, and know that she will continue to make a positive impact for the people of Massachusetts for years to come.”