SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) -- Grayson County Assistant District Attorney Britton Brooks has announced his intention to follow his mentor Joe Brown as the next district attorney of Grayson County.
Brooks began his career with the Grayson County DA’s Office in 2007.
Brown was nominated by President Donald Trump to become the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas on Nov. 1.
“Joe Brown has built an extraordinary legacy in the DA’s office based on one core principle: protecting public safety by relentlessly pursuing justice,” said Brooks. “I am dedicated to continuing his legacy alongside our experienced and established staff, and I am humbled to have earned their support as the next District Attorney of Grayson County.”
The county’s law enforcement community was also quick to endorse Brooks’ candidacy.
“Mr. Brooks very clearly possesses the entire skillset necessary to step into the office of district attorney for Grayson County,” said Sheriff Tom Watt. “I wholeheartedly, and with no hesitation, recommend Mr. Britton Brooks for the position of Grayson County District Attorney.”
Brooks has been entrenched as an active community member in Grayson County for much of the last two decades, having attended Austin College as an undergraduate and returning to the county after earning his law degree from St. Mary’s School of Law.
Brooks’ career has blossomed over the last ten years, as he has prosecuted more than 150 jury trials and serves as a felony trial attorney for Grayson County. He also serves as Municipal Judge in the cities of Pottsboro, Whitewright, Bells, Tom Bean, and Howe.
In addition, Brooks works as the City Prosecutor for Denison, Gunter, Van Alstyne, Southmayd, and the county seat, Sherman.
Sherman Mayor David Plyler has also endorsed Mr. Brooks’ candidacy: “One of my greatest privileges as Mayor of Sherman is working with the men and women of our Police and Fire Departments. Effective partnerships are critical to the mission and success of the law enforcement community, not only in Sherman, but in the entire County. I am confident that Britton would be a great partner and effective District Attorney and look forward to working alongside him in this capacity."