District 3 - Duffy Duffield (2018)
Mayor Pro Tem Marshall “Duffy” Duffield has been a resident of Newport Beach since 1955. A graduate of Newport Harbor High School, he married his high school sweetheart, Terry. Their three children, Kelly (grandson Marshall was born in June, 2013), Tyler and Travis were all raised and live in Newport.
Duffy has spent a lifetime on the water, both as an offshore sailboat racer, designer and builder and operator of large power boats. He is founder and owner of the largest electric boat company in the world – the internationally prominent Duffy Electric Boat Company, which dominates the leisure electric boat market on every continent.
Duffy’s civic-minded father, Marshall Sr., was very instrumental in successfully fighting the expansion of the Orange County Airport and against a proposed freeway through Newport.
Following in those footsteps, Duffy is committed to steering a course for Newport Harbor which will assure it retains its long-admired peaceful, quiet, coastal nature.
A Newport Beach Harbor Commissioner from 2002 through 2012, Duffy has always taken a keen interest in preserving the character of Newport Bay by maintaining commercial and public access and establishing a comprehensive dredging plan which the harbor desperately needs.
He believes in smaller government, fair taxation, and leadership which carefully considers and responds to the concerns and desires of Newport’s citizens.
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