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HARVARD — At a brief but well-attended caucus at Town Hall Saturday night, it took 35 people — a full house for the meeting room — about 15 minutes to polish off what they came to do, which was to nominate candidates for a vacant seat on the Board of Selectmen.

Ken Swanton, of Fairbank Street, and Deborah Thomson, of Poor Farm Road, were nominated for the vacant seat Marie Sobalvarro vacated earlier this year after being elected to a three-year term.

At the time, Sobalvarro cited commuter issues related to her out-of-town job as her reason for stepping down. Now she works closer to home, having subsequently applied for and landed the newly created position of assistant town administrator/human resources director.

Carleen Phillips nominated Swanton. Selectman Lucy Wallace nominated Thomson. Both nominations were seconded.

Town Clerk Janet Vellante has confirmed that both candidates nominated at the Saturday evening caucus turned in their nomination documents as required and no other candidates came forward by the deadline for filing nomination papers.

The election will be held in November.

— M.E. Jones

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