The Middlefield Town Board must appoint a new town supervisor after its newly-elected official resigned five days into his term.

Marc Heller resigned Jan. 5, citing personal reasons, according to town clerk Beth Moakler.

Deputy supervisor Bud Taber has taken over in the interim, but the board is expected to appoint former supervisor Joseph Harris to the position at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m., Moakler said.

“I didn’t think it would happen, but you never know,” Harris said.

Harris, who served as supervisor from 2018 to 2019, told The Daily Star on Monday he is prepared to accept the nomination and serve a one-year term until a new supervisor is elected in November.

Heller, a Democrat, ran unopposed in the 2019 election, garnering 307 votes.

He could not be reached for comment.

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