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.
Selectman: One of a board of officers elected annually to manage various local concerns in a ‘town’ or ‘township’ in New England.
Oxford English Dictionary
1795 - 1824: Massachusetts, New Hampshire
Office Scope: Town
Role Scope: Town