DJ Bettencourt

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.

Professional Credentials


  • UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law

  • University of New Hampshire

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professional Career

  • NH state representative

  • Republican Caucus Whip

  • Majority Leader

  • Deputy Insurance Commissioner of New Hampshire

Connect with DJ Bettencourt

If you have the desire to learn more about Salem, just get in touch with D.J. using the form hosted on the contact page. Mr. Bettencourt loves to connect with individuals interested in the town, and he is always open to discussing the must see sights when visiting. To hear more about what D.J. Bettencourt has to say about his hometown, you should follow his social media and check out the tips and helpful information he has there.


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