Matthew Galligan, chairman of the Manchester Republican Town Committee, has announced his intention to resign his post in town effective immediately.
Galligan, who has served as chairman of the Republican town committee since July of 2010, and previously served as vice-chairman, cited the need for "new leadership and new ideas" in his letter announcing his resignation, dated Nov. 12, 2012.
"In an effort to put us in the best footing possible for 2013, I want to give a new chairman the advantage of ample planning and strategy to wage a successful campaign," Galligan said.
During the 2012 elections, Republicans lost all seats they were up for in Manchester, but Galligan said that he still believes the Republican party can have a strong, viable future in Manchester.
"I am more than confident that the GOP in Manchester will continue to fight for our bedrock principles of limited, smart government, personal responsibility, and the American will for success," Galligan said. "With the 2012 election past us, we now face the vitally important task of shaping our agenda, message, and candidate slate to best serve Manchester heading into the 2013 municipal election campaign."
Galligan told Patch that Kevin Hood will remain as chairman of the Manchester Republican Town Committee until a formal vote can be taken in December.
"It was time for a change," Galligan said.