Introduction Salem, New Hampshire is a popular place for both renters and homebuyers. In fact, the city was named one of the best places to
Deputy Insurance Commissioner
Born on January 6, 1984, David J. “D.J.” Bettencourt currently serves as the Deputy Commissioner of the New Hampshire Insurance Department. Growing up, he played baseball in high school and college.
He received many awards and titles playing the sport. He even received a scholarship, and attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He then transferred to the University of New Hampshire. Bettencourt received two bachelor’s degrees from UNH in 2007, one in political science and one in communication.
He earned his Juris Doctorate in 2015 from UNH Law school. A lifelong Salem resident, D.J. began working in politics as a campaign volunteer for George W. Bush’s presidential campaign in 2000. He also interned on Gordon J. Humphrey’s gubernatorial campaign and Mitt Romney’s gubernatorial campaign in 2002.
He then served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 2004 to 2012, and was the majority leader for his last two years.
Since 2021, D.J. Bettencourt has worked for the New Hampshire Insurance Department as the Deputy Commissioner, where they focus on developing and enforcing the insurance laws of the State of New Hampshire.