DJ Bettencourt

Salem, NH Budget Committee

This is a personal blog run by D.J. Bettencourt, a lifelong resident of Salem, New Hampshire. Here you can find information about Salem and its town governance, as well as a full biography for Mr. Bettencourt.

Who is it for?

This website is produced by Mr. D.J. Bettencourt to supply information about the municipal governance of Salem, New Hampshire, Mr. Bettencourt’s home. D.J. serves his community today as a member of the town’s Budget Committee and Town Charter Commission. Previously, he served on Salem’s Economic Development Action Committee. This blog will provide information to residents who are interested in the town. Visit our Blog Page to read helpful articles or just click on the About tab for a history and bio information for Mr. Bettencourt.

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DJ Bettencourt

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New Hampshire Deputy Insurance Commissioner

For the last two years, D.J. Bettencourt has served as the Deputy Commissioner of the New Hampshire Insurance Department. Notably, from 2004 to 2012 he served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, and from 2010 to 2012 he was the majority leader. In Salem, he currently serves on the town’s Budget Committee and Charter Commission. He previously served on Salem’s Economic Development Action Committee.

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Learn More About DJ

No matter how much you already know about Salem town government, you will find something interesting and new in our blog which has up to date information about the best ways to experience the town, municipal government and all it has to offer. Also, you will have access to advice that comes right from Mr. Bettencourt’s own experience as a lifelong resident. To learn more about D.J., just head to the About Page and read his full biography.

What's New In Salem and the Budget Committee

Salem boasts the peacefulness of a rural town combined with the excitement of a larger city. It is located close to Boston, Massachusetts, but is much quieter, less expensive, and easier to get around. D.J. Bettencourt has served his community and state in multiple capacities. Mr. Bettencourt’s knowledge of his community has been invaluable over the course of his public service career.


Earlier this week, I officially became a candidate for Salem’s newly established Town Council and respectfully ask for the support of all Salem residents who share my belief that our community needs to embark on a new, constructive course. Residents have a big decision to make on Election Day, May 9th.

I am running because I have grown increasingly concerned about the course of events in Salem and believe that my skill set and experiences can help to bring solutions to the table. I do not believe in running for public office simply to hold an office, but rather because I believe that I can add value in the decision making that will determine Salem’s future.

In the coming week, I will take my message of experienced leadership, lowering property taxes, responsible economic development, and protecting our town’s natural resources to Salem residents. I will talk in detail about responsible, responsive government that collaborates and works constructively with other town board and our town employees.

I don’t believe for one moment that the business-as-usual attitude at Town Hall is the answer to our problems, and I don’t think residents believe it either.

I’m pleased to be joined in this effort by my wife, Shannon who will be my campaign manager and my good friend, Governor Chris Sununu who has given me his full endorsement. Shannon doesn’t boast about her background but she is my best friend and closest advisor. She has worked for Maine Senator Susan Collins, a major book publishing company, the American Red Cross and is in the process of opening a business that will expand mental health treatment access in Salem.

I have served his community in a diversity of capacities my entire adult life. From these experiences, both successes and failures, I have developed an image of Salem as the best community in New England. We have incredible potential and our best days are ahead of us if we put the right leadership in place. That is the optimistic message and vision that I will put forward in this campaign

Learn More About Salem and Budgets

If you are wanting to network with Mr. Bettencourt or find out more about Salem, New Hampshire, then you can get in touch with him by clicking the Contact tab and then using the form there. D.J. Bettencourt is always available to talk about his town, and will respond back to your message shortly.  You can also follow Mr. Bettencourt on his social media and check out the Blog page to read articles about Salem.


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