Gov. Nathan Deal raised more than $1.6 million for his inaugural celebrations and transition into office.
Documents released Friday by the Deal inaugural committee show that the former congressman spent about $1.2 million of the money.
He spent $295,571 on the January inaugural gala, which was canceled because of an ice storm. The second gala cost $244,743. No state money was spent on either celebration.
Big donors included AT&T, Cigna, Georgia Power, Select Management Resources and Dalton businessman Ken Boring. Each gave $50,000.
Deal paid $357,862 in staff costs between when he was elected in November and when he took office in January.
The fundraising is in keeping with his predecessor, Sonny Perdue, who raised $1.4 million for his 2002 inauguration and $1.2 million for a gala in 2007.