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Representative Denise Tepler
  Representing: Topsham
District #54

Rep. Denise Tepler is serving her third term in the Maine House of Representatives. She is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs.

Tepler has long been involved in her community, having served two terms on both the M.S.A.D. #75 School Board and on the Topsham Municipal Finance Committee. Like many Mainers, she has had a varied career while raising her family, working as an adjunct lecturer for the University of Southern Maine, a cooking teacher and columnist and a local foods advocate.

Tepler has served on the boards of Spectrum Generations and Emerge Maine and currently chairs the Emergency Food and Shelter Distribution Committee for Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties. She has also been on the Brunswick Food Shed Advisory Board. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, shopping at the local farmer’s markets and spending time with her family.

In 2015 and 2016, the American Legion, Department of Maine, named Tepler one of its Legislators of the Year.

Tepler has been married to her husband, Sheldon, since 1981. They have three daughters and two sons.

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Rep. Tepler is a member of the the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: General Fund appropriations and general fiscal policy; federal funds allocations; special revenue and block grant allocations; Budget Stabilization Fund; unappropriated surplus; bond issues; collective bargaining funding; review of revenue estimates; budgeting methodologies, review of financial orders; financial evaluation of agencies of state government; Maine Public Employees Retirement System; retirement eligibility and benefits for state and municipal employees, including teachers; judicial and legislative retirement systems.

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You can also contact me at my home:

13 Homeplace
Topsham, ME 04086

When the Legislature is in session, you can leave a message for me by calling the State House Message Phone: (800) 423-2900 or the State House TDD Line: Relay 711.