Brink Seeking District 80 Representative Seat

Holly Brink

Sometimes you know when the time is right. For rural Oskaloosa resident Holly Brink the time is now. The mother of three has seized the opportunity to seek her first elected office because she feels she can make a difference. The difference she wants to make is as Republican state representative for Iowa District 80. The seat is currently held by Larry Sheets, who chose not to run for re-election.

Brink sees her strength as the breadth of her experience. She is district sales coordinator for an insurance company, a job she has held for 10 years. Brink graduated from Oskaloosa High School and William Penn University with a degree in secondary education, psychology and history. She and her husband Adam work in town and farm on their rural Mahaska County farm.

“We farm, but I’m in businesses all the time working with their insurance issues,” said Brink. “I have a degree in education, but I have children in both public and private education.”

Brink has three children enrolled in Oskaloosa public and Oskaloosa Christian schools. She was instrumental in fundraising for the 4-year old preschool at the Christian School. That puts education among the top of her list of priorities.

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