The Mayor and Council members, before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, shall take the following oath:
   "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am duly qualified, according to the constitution of this state, to exercise the duties of the office to which I have been elected and that I will, to the best of my ability, discharge the duties thereof, and preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of this state and of the United States.
   As Mayor (or Council member) of the City of Dillon, I will equally, fairly, and impartially, to the best of my ability, and skill, exercise the trust reposed in me, and will use my best endeavor to preserve the peace and carry into effect according to law, the purposes for which I have been elected, So help me God."
Editorial Note:
   For statutory provisions concerning the structure, organization, duties, powers and functions of the Council, see S.C. Code §§ 5-13-10 et seq.
State Law Reference:
   Constitutional oath of office, S.C. Const., Art. VI, Sec. 5
   Statutory oath, S.C. Code § 5-15-150