candidates supported by both major parties
As early as the first Federal elections in 1788, there were candidates, who while alligned with one party or another, was supported in the press by both parties in a particular election.
Alderman: Since the guilds became identified with the corporation or ruling municipal body: A magistrate in English and Irish cities and boroughs, next in dignity to the mayor; properly, as in London, the chief officer of a ward.
Oxford English Dictionary
1789 - 1825: A city position in Pensacola FL, Savannah GA, New Orleans LA, Annapolis MD, Boston MA, St. Louis MO, Albany NY, Hudson NY and New York NY.
Office Scope: City
Role Scope: City