A final recount of Newport Beach’s third district election is over, with Council member Marshall “Duffy” Duffield affirmed as the race’s winner. Duffield, the incumbent, edged out candidate Tim Stoaks by 36 votes. Supporters of Stoaks called off the final recount on Dec. 18, according to a news report; the recount had started on Dec. 12. Duffield spent 2018 as Newport Beach’s mayor.
The finalized results means Duffield will return to Newport Beach’s City Council for a second and final term. His term will continue through 2022.