SECTION 5.08.  OATH OF OFFICE.
   (a)   The mayor and other members of the city council and all appointed officers of the city, before they enter upon the duties of their offices, shall take and subscribe to the following oath or affirmation to be filed and kept in the office of the city secretary:
“I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of (title) of the City of Freeport, State of Texas, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution and Laws of the United States and the State of Texas and the Charter and Ordinances of the City of Freeport, so help me God.”
   (b)   The mayor and other members of the city council and all appointed officers of the city, before taking the oath or affirmation contained in subsection (a) above, shall subscribe and file with the Secretary of State of Texas the following statement:
“I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have not directly or indirectly paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed or promised to contribute any money or thing of value, or promised any public office or employment (for the giving or withholding of a vote at the election at which I was elected) (as a reward to secure my appointment or confirmation thereof), so help me God.”
(Amendment adopted by electorate 5-7-94)