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Representative Denise Tepler
  Representing: Topsham
District #54

Rep. Denise Tepler is serving her fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives. She serves as House chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Health Coverage Insurance and Financial Services.

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 Read Across America, 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 serves as House chair of the the Joint Standing Committee on Health Coverage Insurance and Financial Services.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Banking; financial institutions; credit unions; consumer credit; credit law (business-related); Uniform Consumer Credit Code; Bureau of Financial Institutions; Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection; mortgage lending; foreclosure prevention; servicing of student loans; debt collection practices and debt buyers; Office of Securities; stocks, mutual funds, bonds and other securities; financial services; Bureau of Insurance; credit, automobile, life, property and casualty insurance; private health insurance; health and medical data; Maine Health Data Organization; health maintenance organizations; mandated health benefits; health care reform; compliance with federal Affordable Care Act; prescription drugs; pharmacy benefit managers; cost containment; multiple employer welfare arrangements; State Employee Health Commission and state employee group health plan; longterm care insurance; disability income insurance; insurance rating, regulation and practices; insurance producers; professional and occupational licensing for health care and financial services; Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company; workers' compensation insurance; selfinsurance; and viatical and life settlement contracts.

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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.