Kelley cut his term short earlier this month after moving out of the district into Logansport and taking a position as executive director of the Cass County YMCA.
Kelley, who served two consecutive three-year terms on the council, said he takes pride in looking back on his time as a public official.
“I enjoyed it,” he said. “Not all decisions were easy and some of them were extremely difficult to make and some of them weren’t very popular but when you’re looking out for the fiscal interests of the taxpayers of Cass County, sometimes those tough decisions have to be made.”
Rains was elected to finish out the remainder of Kelley’s term, which concludes in December 2014. He said he plans to seek reelection at that time.