Pete Geren (born January 29, 1952 in Fort Worth, Texas) was a Democratic member of the House of Representatives from 1989 to 1997. Geren was first elected in a special election to succeed former Speaker of the House Jim Wright for the 12th congressional district in Texas, narrowly defeating Republican candidate Bob Lanier (not to be confused with the Houston mayor of the same name). Geren was re-elected for three more terms, but opted not to run for re-election in 1996. He was succeeded by Kay Granger.
On July 29, 2005, President Bush appointed Pete Geren the acting United States Secretary of the Air Force.
Preceded by: Jim Wright U.S. Representative for Texas' 12th Congressional District 1989-1997 Succeeded by: Kay Granger Preceded by: Michael L. Dominguez United States Secretary of the Air Force July 29, 2005 - November 4, 2005 Succeeded by: Michael Wynne