David Bettencourt

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David Bettencourt
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New Hampshire State House, Rockingham 4
Former member
In office
2004 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
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David Bettencourt (b. January 6, 1984) is a former Republican member and Majority Leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing Rockingham 4 District from 2004 until his resignation on May 26, 2012. He cited personal and professional commitments as reason for his resignation.[1]

Bettencourt is in an ownership partner of DB's Instructional Baseball/Softball Academy and a writer. His other professional experience is as an aide in the Office of the Governor of Massachusetts, and as head coach and general manager of Rockingham County Red Storm Baseball Club.

Bettencourt earned his BS in political science and communication from the University of New Hampshire and attended the University of Massachusetts.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bettencourt served on these committees:

Bettencourt previously served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: New Hampshire House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010 Bettencourt won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Bettencourt advanced past the September 14 primary election. He faced incumbent Carolyn Webber (D), Kevin Waterhouse (R), incumbent Mary Griffin (R), incumbent Charles McMahon (R), incumbent Marilinda Garcia (R), incumbent David Bates (R), incumbent Walter Kolodziej (R), incumbent Ronald Belanger (R), incumbent Robert Elliott (R), Daphne Kenyon (D), Ann Kern (D), Matthew Groch (D), Jane Lang (D), Jocelyn Leary (D), Christine White-Rogers (D), Lori Demaine (D), Neil Fallon (D), Ellie Rouillard (D), Thomas Witham (D), Henri Azibert (D), Matthew O'Shaughnessy (D), John Sytek (R), Richard Okerman (R), Gary Azarian (R), and Donna Mauro (R) in the November 2 general election.

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham 4 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Fields (R) 2,536
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Griffin (R) 2,364
Green check mark transparent.png Charles McMahon (R) 2,129
Green check mark transparent.png Marilinda Garcia (R) 1,991
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Waterhouse (R) 1,914
Green check mark transparent.png John Sytek (R) 1,845
Green check mark transparent.png David Bates (R) 1,835
Green check mark transparent.png Walter Kolodziej (R) 1,776
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Belanger (R) 1,678
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Elliott (R) 1,680
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Okerman (R) 1.613
Green check mark transparent.png Gary Azarian (R) 1,504
Green check mark transparent.png Donna Mauro (R) 1.483
Russell Ingram (R) 1,460
Bruce Breton (R) 1,448
Anthony DiFruscia (R) 1,388
Margaret Crisler (R) 1,286
Mark Samsel (R) 1,246
Bob Stanley (R) 1,165
John Manning (R) 1,170
Mark Larochelle (R) 934

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bettencourt won election to the New Hampshire House of Representatives from Rockingham County District 4, which sends thirteen representatives to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, by finishing with the highest vote total in the election. Bettencourt received 10,390 votes. The other winning candidates from District 4 were Mary Griffin (R) with 10,171 votes, Charles McMahon (R) with 9,297 votes, Anne Priestley (R) with 9,197 votes, Ronald Belanger (R) with 9,155 votes, Anthony DiFruscia (R) with 9,098 votes, Russell Ingram (R) with 8,367 votes, Robert Elliott (R) with 8,324 votes, Mark Pearson (R) with 8,293 votes, Margaret Crisler (R) with 7,886 votes, Walter Kolodziej (R) with 7,744 votes, David Bates (R) with 7,674 votes, and Carolyn Webber (D) with 7,624 votes. The losing candidates in the race were Marilinda Garcia (R) with 7,472 votes, Jessica Garofalo (D) with 6,544 votes, Doris Flaherty (D) with 6,216 votes, Michael Caruso (D) with 6,204 votes, Carol Schneider (D) with 6,158 votes, Connor O'Brien (D) with 6,089 votes, Camron Iannaflo (D) with 6,041 votes, Fran Brennan (D) with 5,675 votes, Frank Kern (D) with 5,326 votes, Lori Demaine (D) with 5,249 votes, Gerald Capron (D) with 4,423 votes, Henri Azibert (D) with 4,254 votes, and Neelima Gogumalla (D) with 4,160 votes. [3]

New Hampshire House of Representatives, Rockingham District 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Bettencourt (R) 10,390
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Griffin (R) 10,171
Green check mark transparent.png Charles McMahon (R) 9,297
Green check mark transparent.png Anne Priestley (R) 9,197
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Belanger (R) 9,155
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony DiFruscia (R) 9,098
Green check mark transparent.png Russell Ingram (R) 8,367
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Elliott (R) 8,324
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Pearson (R) 8,293
Green check mark transparent.png Margaret Crisler (R) 7,886
Green check mark transparent.png Walter Kolodziej (R) 7,744
Green check mark transparent.png David Bates (R) 7,674
Green check mark transparent.png Carolyn Webber (D) 7,624
Marilinda Garcia (R) 7,472
Jessica Garofalo (D) 6,544
Doris Flaherty (D) 6,216
Michael Caruso (D) 6,204
Carol Schneider (D) 6,158
Connor O'Brien (D) 6,089
Camron Iannaflo (D) 6,041
Fran Brennan (D) 5,675
Frank Kern (D) 5,326
Lori Demaine (D) 5,249
Gerald Capron (D) 4,423
Henri Azibert (D) 4,254
Neelima Gogumalla (D) 4,160

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Bettencourt was up for re-election, he collected $4,060 in donations.[4]

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