SHERMAN, Texas (KTEN)—As he approaches the end of his term, Grayson County District Attorney Brett Smith has announced he is running for reelection.

"Someone asked me the other day what it's like to be DA, and I said I'd probably do this job for free," Smith said.

Smith took office in 2018—prior to that, he served 20 years as a special prosecutor for Grayson County.

He's running on a "tough-on-crime" platform, especially crimes against children.

"I think our track record is fabulous," Smith said. "I have a six page list of convictions that we've obtained."

Beyond his work to cut down on crime, Smith touts his efforts to improve local mental health resources.

"I work with Texoma Behavioral Health Leadership Team, to make sure that we have access to care, that we reduce stigma for mental illness, and that we make sure that we treat people that are in our jails humanely that have mental illness," Smith said.

In Texas, a DA's term lasts for four years, but there is no limit on how many terms someone can serve.