Timothy J. Penny (born November 19, 1951), is an American politician. Penny was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1983-1995, representing the 1st District of Minnesota. He was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and was educated at Winona State University. He was a member of the Minnesota State Senate from 1976-1982.
In 2002, Penny unsuccessfully ran for governor of Minnesota as the Independence Party candidate, receiving 16f the vote. His running mate for that election was state senator Martha Robertson of Minnetonka, a moderate Republican.
Penny is currently living in Waseca, Minnesota.