Brian Best >> Biography (House District 12)

600 Vermont Street
Glidden, Iowa 51443

Phone: (712) 830.1844

DOB: 12/12/1959
Spouse: Sharon



Brian Best is serving his second term in the Iowa House.

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.  He has worked in the medical field since 1984.

Brian and his wife, Sharon, started a family-owned business, Bestmed Respiratory in 2001.  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 fulltime employee, and now employ five people.

Best previously served on the Glidden Planning and Zoning Board.  He and his wife have four children: Haley Best of Iowa City, Chelsey Boldt of Davenport, Amy Walsh of Waukee, and Lori Becker who lives in Carroll.