Born: Nov. 19, 1951
Personal: Wife, Barbara; four children (Jamison, 23; Joseph, 22; Molly, 20; Marcus, 16.) Born near Albert Lea. Resides in Waseca.
Education: Bachelor's degree in political science from Winona State University, 1974.
Occupation: Senior fellow, Humphrey Institute Policy Forum; Senior Counselor to the Minnesota based public relations firm Himle-Horner.
Political background: 1st District U.S. Representative 1982-1994. State senator 1976-1982. Co-author of "Common Cents," "The 15 Biggest Lies in Politics" and "Payment Due."
Audio on the Issues (RealAudio) Penny on Midday's "Meet the Candidate" series. Listen. (11/01/02)
Penny on MPR's Midday. Listen. (7/15/02)
Penny accepts the Independence Party endorsement for governor. Listen. (7/13/02)
Penny was a guest on MPR's Midday as part of the program's Meet the Candidate series. Listen. (6/28/02)
MPR's Laura McCallum talked to Penny on the day he announced his candidacy. Listen. (6/27/02)
Final gubernatorial debate
All four major party candidates appeared on TPT's Almanac Read . (11/2/02)
Governor - General debate
Moe, Pawlenty, Penny and Pentel appeared on MPR's Midday for a general debate of issues in the race. Listen (10/14/02)
Governor - Higher Education Three of four major party candidates discuss their plans for higher education, including the premise that budget woes will cause cuts. Listen (10/09/02)
See an extensive archive of political debate audio from the campaign of 2002.
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