TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Three more women have been added to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame.
Gov. Rick Scott announced this year’s inductees on Thursday.
Former Hillsborough County Commissioner Dottie Berger MacKinnon was a tireless advocate for women in the Tampa Bay area. She was one of the founders of Joshua House, a safe haven for abused children.
Louise Jones Gopher was the first female member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida to earn a four-year college degree, graduating from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in business. She went on to become a champion of education for the entire tribe.
Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton is the first female sheriff elected in a general election in Florida’s history and is currently serving her third term. Benton was the 2013 president of the Florida Sheriffs Association.