|Member of the Florida Senate
from the 2nd district
|Succeeded by||Greg Evers|
|Member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Born||Durell Peaden, Jr.
August 24, 1945
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
|Died||June 23, 2015
|Children||three: Durell III (Trey), Tyler, Taylen|
|Alma mater||Tulane University,
Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara,
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
|Profession||physician (retired), lawyer, politician|
Durell Peaden, Jr. (August 24, 1945 – June 23, 2015) was a Republican member of the Florida Senate, representing the 2nd District since 2001. He left office at the end of 2010 due to term limits.
Peaden received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Tulane University, his medical degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico, and his law degree from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. He and has three sons: Durell III (Trey), Tyler, and Taylen. His sons are from his previous marriage to Sharon Peaden. He is currently married wife Nancy Peaden.
Peaden was a sponsor of the 2005 Florida stand your ground law which was subject to scrutiny in the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin. Peaden died after a heart attack suffered earlier in the month on June 23, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- "Durell Peaden Endorses Greg Evers To Take His Place In Senate". NorthEscambia.com. June 29, 2010.
- "Who will replace Durrell Peaden?". Santa Rosa Press Gazette. August 6, 2010.
- The New York Times. March 21, 2012 http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/03/21/do-stand-your-ground-laws-encourage-vigilantes/what-the-florida-stand-your-ground-law-says. Missing or empty
- Florida State Legislature - Senator Durell Peaden, Jr. - official government website[dead link]
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Durell Peaden Jr. (FL) profile[dead link]
- Follow the Money - Durell Peaden, Jr.: 2006 2004 2002 2000 1998 campaign contributions
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