Wake County school board candidate Donna Williams raised close to $50,000 in her unsuccessful bid to win the District 6 seat.
In her final 2011 campaign finance report filed earlier this month, Williams reported raising $48,335.96. The Republican spent all the money and closed out the campaign committee.
Her main Democratic opponent, Christine Kushner, raised $51,343.47 and spent $37,123.21 to easily win the Raleigh seat. Combined, Williams and Kushner spent nearly $100,000.
Some donors in Williams' final report include state House Majority Leader Paul Stam, state Rep. Tom Murry, the Wake County Women's Republican Club, former State Auditor Les Merritt and former Raleigh City Councilman Phil Isley.
Overall in Williams' campaign, her biggest donors were conservative businessman Art Pope and his wife, Katherine, and conservative businessman Bob Luddy. All three gave $4,000 to contribute 24.8 percent of her finances.
Williams paid John Byrnes $7,535.75 to manage her campaign.