Democratic Leader Betty Gissendanner honored during Blue Gala

Video tribute to Betty Gissendaner. Click to Play.

Longtime Charlotte County Democratic Party leader Betty Gissendanner was honored during Saturday’s Blue Gala fundraiser at the Punta Gorda Isles Yacht Club.

Gissendanner died February 20th following a battle with cancer.

During the Gala, she was remembered as an inspiration to her fellow party members, prodding them to excellence. Gissendanner’s son Doug also attended Saturday evening’s event and joined in the tribute to his mother. A scholarship for young Democratic women was named in her honor.