Activist: State GOP head should resign

Failure to fulfill obligations alleged

Karen Testerman, a longtime social-conservative activist and 2010 gubernatorial candidate, yesterday called for Wayne MacDonald to resign as chairman of the state Republican Party.

In a news release, Testerman accused MacDonald of failing to provide sufficient information about the party’s biennial convention to the delegates who were elected Sept. 11 to attend it. The convention will be held tomorrow at Pinkerton Academy in Derry.

“The most important job of the chairman of the party is to ensure the elected representatives (delegates) know their responsibilities and qualifications for office,” Testerman of Franklin said in the release. “I believe that the current chairman . . . should resign for failure to perform his duties.”

A spokeswoman for the state party didn’t return messages seeking comment.