Gene is the campaign manager of Charles Wagner and seems to have a certain  amount of influence over the media, "making sure" that the press doesn't get too interested in Mary's death. He is helping Charles run for another term in the Senate, constantly visiting Dante Manor and having prolonged business meetings with him.

He is an old friend of the family and knows Lucius since he was little. An inadvertent chain smoker, Gene will meet his end due to his habit in Chapter 2.