3 added to Florida Women's Hall of Fame

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 13 2014 04:02:35 PM EDT
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.

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