Freshman Profile – Brian Best

BestRepresentative-elect Brian Best, of Glidden, was elected to serve House District 12 this past election.  The district consists of all of Carroll and Audubon Counties, as well as eastern Crawford County.  Audubon and Carroll are the major population centers in the district.

Brian was born and raised on a farm south of Glidden.  He graduated from Glidden-Ralston High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from the University of Northern Iowa.  He earned a degree as a Certified Respiratory Therapist in 1991 and is licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Iowa.  Brian has worked in the medical field since 1984.

Brian and his wife, Sharon, started a family-owned business, Bestmed Respiratory in 2001 and in 2005, they opened Western Iowa Sleep (a sleep testing facility).  Both facilities are located in Carroll.  Bestmed specializes in equipment for seniors and patients who wish to remain living in their homes.  They began their businesses with one full-time employee, and now employ five people.

Brian is currently serving on the Planning and Zoning Board.  He and his wife have four children; Haley of Iowa City, Chelsey of Davenport, Amy of Waukee, and Lori who lives in Carroll.