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) was a Republican member of the Florida State Senate, representing District 2. Due to Florida term limits, Senator Peaden did not run for re-election in the Florida State Senate elections of 2010.[1]

Peaden switched from the Democratic to the Republican Party on June 27, 1997. He served in the Florida State House of Representatives from 1994 to 2000. He then joined the Florida State Senate, serving district 1 from 2000-2002. In 2002 Peaden won election to the 2nd District seat, and has served in that position since.

Peaden earned his BA from Tulane University in 1968. He went on to receive his MD from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1973. He then earned his J.D. from Faulkner University Jones School of Law in 1987.

Peaden is a retired 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.[2]


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


Campaign donors


In 2006, Peaden collected $198,108 in campaign contributions.[4] The five largest donors to his campaign were as follows:

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


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

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