After serving in the Navy, Gene spent 37 years in the global pharmaceutical packaging industry and now serves as an industry consultant. A strong believer in community, he has coordinated and led events for the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity & other service-based organizations. He has been politically active since being a teenager. A resident of Buckeye since 2017, where he is a PC in Sun City Festival, he served as Chair of LD13’s Outreach Committee before joining the Board as 2nd Vice Chair in 2019. LD13 continues to focus on registering voters, increasing engagement, and working to elect candidates who embrace Democratic values in the West Valley. Gene and his wife, Jan, have three adult children and are planting roots here in Arizona after numerous career relocations.