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Corder, Wynham, Elf Seek SWCS Board Seats

Ramon Corder, Carol Wynham and Randy Elf are candidates for the Southwestern Central School Board of Education during Tuesday’s school board election.

Corder, an Erie, Pa., native, graduated from Strong Vincent High School and Commonwealth Baptist College. He has been pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Jamestown since 2022. He has worked with youth in several programs, and helped provide assistance to many people, including new mothers, in need. He has also served in orphanages in Haiti, helped start churches in Uganda, and helped provide school books in Kampala. He and his wife have four young children, including a newborn.

Wynham, a Jamestown High School and Jamestown Business College graduate, has worked in management, program coordination, customer service, and sales. She is currently a business-development manager at Peters Supply Inc., where she works in management; financial reconciliation; auditing; payroll; training; writing resumes, policy, and procedures; mentoring; and helping others find jobs in Chautauqua County. Her son is a senior at Southwestern Central School who will enroll in the Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall.

Elf, an alumnus of SWCS and Duke University, was a teacher in Germany and at Southwestern, and a newspaper reporter, before going to law school in Syracuse. Since then, he has been a law clerk to two federal judges and has practiced law in the private and public sectors. Since 2020, he has also had a weekly newspaper column. He has held leadership roles in multiple community organizations.

Corder, Wynham, and Elf said they aspire to support fully all Southwestern teachers, coaches, and pupils and do their best to help the district to continue to provide excellent instructional and extracurricular programs for young people, of all ability levels, in schools that are safe for and respectful of all.

Polls are open from 7 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the high-school gym lobby.

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