Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO)--The race for the District Attorney position has officially begun.
DA Pete Hautzinger announced he will be running again for the 2012 election.
Former Mesa County DA Steve Erkenbrack introduced Hautzinger to a crowd of people at Home Loan State Bank.
If elected this will be Hautzinger’s third and final term as the Mesa County District Attorney.
Hautzinger says he couldn't have run without his supporters behind him.
Hautzinger says, "To me the bottom line is that kind of support isn't about me personally it's about all the good work the all people in the office have been doing for the last eight years and that is what I'm grateful for and what I'm proud of."
Hautzinger told KKCO if re-elected he would continue his work on the war against meth and he also hopes to continue to offer internships to law school candidates