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Durell Peaden

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Durell Peaden
Florida State Senate District 2
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Retired
Durell Peaden (b. August 24, 1945) is a former Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 2 from 2002 to 2010. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1994 to 2000.

Peaden switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party on June 27, 1997.


Peaden earned his B.A. from Tulane University in 1968, his M.D. from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico in 1973 and his J.D. from Faulkner University Jones School of Law in 1987. His professional experience includes working as a general practice physician.

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On November 7, 2006, Peaden won re-election to the 2nd District Seat in the Florida State Senate. Peaden was unopposed and raised $198,108 for his campaign.


Florida State Senator District 1, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDurell Peaden 58% 83,982
     Democratic DeeDee Ritchie 42% 60,734
Total Votes 144,716

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In 2006, Peaden collected $198,108 in campaign contributions.[1] The five largest donors to his campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Florida Republican Party $3,443
Sheridan Healthcare $2,000
Hospital Corporation of America $1,500
Anesthesiology Leadership Council $1,500
Sheridan Children's Healthcare Services $1,500


Peaden and his wife, Nancy Green, have three children.

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Preceded by
Betty S. Holzendorf (D)
Florida Senate District 002
Succeeded by
Greg Evers