Hugh John "Ted" Flemming III is a Canadian politician, currently serving as MLA for the electoral district of Rothesay in New Brunswick. Flemming was elected to the legislature in a by-election on June 25, 2012.
Flemming graduated from the University of New Brunswick law school in 1978 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1992. He has served on the board of directors of the New Brunswick Securities Commission and the Saint John Port Authority. He is not an actively practicing lawyer.
Flemming is from the fourth generation of the Flemming family to seek office under the Progressive Conservative Party of New Brunswick. His father, Hugh John Flemming, Jr., was an unsuccessful candidate for the legislature in the riding of Saint John North in the 1974 provincial election. His grandfather, Hugh John Flemming was Premier of New Brunswick and a member of John Diefenbaker's federal cabinet. His great-grandfather James Kidd Flemming was also Premier and a member of the Canadian House of Commons.
Flemming entered politics in the spring of 2012 becoming a candidate in a by-election in the provincial riding of Rothesay. Flemming won the campaign and within just a few months was named to the high profile cabinet position of minister of health. He later became Attorney General of New Brunswick in addition to his responsibilities at health in 2013.