DJ Bettencourt

Deputy Insurance Commissioner

D.J. Bettencourt was born on January 6, 1984, and in high school and college he played baseball, earning himself many awards and accolades during his sports career. D.J. first went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst on a baseball scholarship, and then he transferred to the University of New Hampshire. There, in 2007, he earned two bachelor’s degrees in political science and communication and in 2015, he received his Juris Doctorate from UNH Law school. 

Having lived in Salem his whole life, D.J. started his career in politics when he was a campaign volunteer for George W. Bush in 2000. Additionally, he worked as an intern on Gordon J. Humphrey’s 2002 gubernatorial campaign and on Mitt Romney’s 2002 gubernatorial campaign. 

From 2004 to 2012, D.J. served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, serving as the majority leader for his last two years. Since 2021, D.J. Bettencourt has been the Deputy Commissioner of the New Hampshire Insurance Department. There he works towards the development and enforcement of all kinds of insurance laws within 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

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