Two Academy Members Run for State Legislature

03/11/2016 - Two Academy members are running for the state legislature in North Dakota, and both have received their party's endorsement. Sharon Buhr MPH, RD, LD and Karen Ehrens RD, LD, are seeking seats in the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Buhr is the director of the Young People's Healthy Heart Program at CHI Mercy Health and a clinical dietitian at Sanford Health and has served for 21 years on the Valley City School Board. Ehrens is a health and nutrition consultant and a national leader on hunger and recently chaired the Academy’s Legislative and Public Policy Committee.