István Gyenesei (born 1 April 1948 in Kaposvár) is a Hungarian politician and is the Chairman of the Association for Somogy party. He was the only representative in the Hungarian National Assembly who gained a seat as independent. During the formation of the minority government (April 2008) Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány appointed him as Minister of Local Government. He did not get a post in the cabinet of Bajnai in 2009.
He has several children. The youngest daughter, Leila Gyenesei, is a pentathlete who participated in the 2006 Winter Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics.