Gene is a native of Wayne County. He was born and raised near the Grantham community and is a graduate of Southern Wayne High School. In 2010, after living in South Carolina for three years, Gene moved back to the Goldsboro area. He began working at was then known as Strickland, Agner & Associates on January 3, 2011. His practice is a general practice with a focus on family/domestic law and criminal defense. Gene is an active member of his community who is involved in various civic organizations. When away from the office, Gene enjoys spending time with family and friends, particularly his niece and nephew, playing with his dog Coco, traveling, reading, spending time at the beach, playing golf, supporting his favorite sports teams and helping others.
- Wayne Country Democratic Party
- Chairman (April 13, 2013 – Present)
- Voter Turnout Committee (2012)
- Member of the Educational Foundations (“Rams Club”)
- Mill Creek Masonic Lodge No. 125
- Member of the Gamecock Club