The requirements/qualifications to serve on the City of Wharton City Council are found in the Home Rule Charter:
Sec. 36. - How to get name on ballot.
Any qualified voter of the city who is otherwise qualified to hold elective office under this charter may have his name printed upon the official ballot for the particular office at any election by filing his sworn application and loyalty affidavit as required by the election code of the State of Texas with the city secretary at least thirty (30) days prior to the election day.
State Law reference— Placing candidate's name on ballot, V.T.C.A., Election Code § 52.003; candidate for city office, V.T.C.A., Election Code § 143.001 et seq.