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Governor appoints new ITS chief, Elmore County district judge

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BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Governor Brad Little announced two new appointments Wednesday.

Alberto Gonzalez will serve as the new chief of the Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) for the State of Idaho, and Theodore J. Fleming will be the new Elmore County district judge.

Gonzalez replaces Jeff Weak, who accepted a position in the private sector after serving as ITS chief for the past five years. ITS was created in 2018 to increase efficiency in IT services across state agencies, enabling agencies to focus on their core missions rather than being IT providers. ITS provides dedicated IT services along with state-of-the-art cybersecurity operations to promote consistent security across agencies.

“I appreciate Jeff Weak for the tremendous job he did improving IT infrastructure, implementing cybersecurity protocols, and supporting our efforts to modernize IT services throughout state government, and we welcome Alberto Gonzalez to this important role. Alberto brings extensive experience to the job, and I have confidence he will continue to strengthen cybersecurity and our state’s IT infrastructure,” Governor Little said.

Gonzalez has nearly 30 years in private and public sector management. He has served the State of Idaho for 15 years. He has been the administrator of Idaho Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) since 2017 and also worked for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. His work in state government has had a strong focus on transformation and modernization, with serving Idaho citizens as his main priority. Prior to state service, he worked for an international communication company for 14 years in a variety of leadership roles. He studied Organizational Behavior at the University of San Francisco.

Governor Little also announced his appointment of Theodore J. Fleming to fill a new district court position created during the 2022 legislative session. The position is within the Fourth Judicial District but is the first judgeship to be chambered at the Elmore County Courthouse in Mountain Home.

Fleming has been a lawyer in Idaho for nearly 20 years. He is a native Idahoan and grew up in southwest Idaho. He is a former deputy prosecutor and most recently served as a magistrate judge in Elmore County where he has been actively involved in the local drug and treatment courts. Fleming is a resident of Mountain Home and well-respected in the local bar and county, which will facilitate his transition from magistrate court to district court.

“I am deeply humbled to have been entrusted by Governor Little to serve the Fourth Judicial District and the people of Elmore County and the State of Idaho as a District Judge. I am incredibly honored for the continued opportunity to serve my community with integrity, fairness, and impartiality in order to maintain the greatest possible public confidence in both the judiciary and the rule of law,” Fleming said.

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