Sonoma County

State Assembly, District 12

Top candidate wins seat.

Damon Connolly (D)51.8%
91,669 votes
Sara Aminzadeh (D)48.1%
85,250 votes
Updated at 7:06 PM PT on November 23, 2022
99% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

Measure H

Santa Rosa. Sales tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes73%
43,248 votes
No26.9%
15,933 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Measure K

Cloverdale. Fireworks ban. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes47.2%
1,644 votes
No52.7%
1,839 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

U.S. House of Representatives, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Jared Huffman (D)(incumbent)74.6%
220,590 votes
Douglas Brower (R)25.3%
74,814 votes
Race called at 9:20 PM PT on November 8, 2022
94.03% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

U.S. House of Representatives, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Mike Thompson (D)(incumbent)68.4%
167,763 votes
Matt Brock (R)31.5%
77,234 votes
Race called at 11:06 PM PT on November 8, 2022
91.86% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

State Senate, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Mike McGuire (D)(incumbent)74.2%
267,742 votes
Gene Yoon (R)25.7%
93,029 votes
Race called at 12:46 PM PT on November 10, 2022
91.03% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

State Assembly, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Jim Wood (D)(incumbent)69%
120,772 votes
Charlotte Svolos (R)30.9%
54,040 votes
Race called at 4:27 PM PT on November 15, 2022
89.21% of votes countedAssociated Press
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State Assembly, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D)(incumbent)66.1%
91,526 votes
Bryan Pritchard (R)33.8%
46,766 votes
Race called at 7:29 PM PT on November 15, 2022
88.44% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

Measure B

Calistoga Joint Unified School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes57.6%
128 votes
No42.3%
94 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Measure C

City of Santa Rosa High School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes66.5%
47,238 votes
No33.4%
23,721 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Measure D

Forestville Union School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes66.4%
2,226 votes
No33.5%
1,122 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Measure E

Horicon School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes75.6%
608 votes
No24.3%
196 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Measure F

Kenwood School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes67.6%
1,805 votes
No32.3%
862 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Measure G

City of Santa Rosa Elementary School District. School bond. Passes with 55% vote.

Yes71.4%
15,199 votes
No28.5%
6,078 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Measure I

Santa Rosa. District elections. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes70.3%
39,000 votes
No29.6%
16,467 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Measure J

Santa Rosa. City charter. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes67.6%
38,620 votes
No32.3%
18,500 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Measure L

Healdsburg. Transient occupancy tax. Passes with a 2/3 vote.

Yes75.9%
3,653 votes
No24%
1,156 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Measure M

Healdsburg. Cannabis tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes72.5%
3,486 votes
No27.4%
1,316 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Measure N

Sebastopol. Utility users tax. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes83.4%
3,218 votes
No16.5%
640 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Measure O

Schell-Vista Fire Protection District. Parcel tax. Passes with a 2/3 vote.

Yes74.3%
1,283 votes
No25.6%
443 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

County Superintendent of Schools

Top candidate wins seat.

Amie Carter72.2%
107,079 votes
Brad Coscarelli 27.7%
41,177 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Cloverdale City Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Gus Wolter(incumbent)31%
2,081 votes
Brian J. Wheeler26%
1,751 votes
Marjorie A. Morgenstern18.3%
1,229 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Healdsburg City Council

Top two candidates win seat.

Evelyn L. Mitchell(incumbent)35.2%
2,871 votes
Chris Herrod34.9%
2,847 votes
Susan Graf19.7%
1,608 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Healdsburg City Council, Short Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Ronald Edwards45.8%
2,072 votes
Brigette Mansell44.5%
2,012 votes
Matias Lopez Jr.9.6%
434 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Petaluma Mayor

Top candidate wins seat.

Kevin McDonnell53.7%
12,636 votes
D'Lynda Fischer26.2%
6,178 votes
Patrick Flower12%
2,828 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Petaluma City Council, District 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Janice Cader Thompson69%
2,274 votes
Dylan Lloyd30.9%
1,021 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Petaluma City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

John Shribbs55.3%
2,223 votes
David Adams38.2%
1,539 votes
Bobb R. Kosoff6.3%
257 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Petaluma City Council, District 3

Top candidate wins seat.

Karen Nau37.1%
1,198 votes
John Hanania31.4%
1,013 votes
Robert Conklin31.3%
1,010 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Rohnert Park City Council, District 1, Short Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Samantha Rodriguez(incumbent)61.5%
1,022 votes
Dave Soldavini38.4%
638 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Rohnert Park City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Emily Sanborn50.4%
1,449 votes
Tom Levin38.8%
1,115 votes
Jason Atallah10.7%
309 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Rohnert Park City Council, District 5

Top candidate wins seat.

Susan Hollingsworth Adams(incumbent)57.6%
1,488 votes
Joseph T. Callinan42.3%
1,092 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Santa Rosa City Council, District 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Mark Stapp 82.8%
7,328 votes
Mason Rossiter17.1%
1,520 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Santa Rosa City Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Victoria Fleming(incumbent)40%
4,672 votes
Terrence "Terry" Sanders37.3%
4,352 votes
Henry Huang20.3%
2,372 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Santa Rosa City Council, District 6

Top candidate wins seat.

Jeff Okrepkie62.3%
4,158 votes
Veronica "Roni" Jacobi37.6%
2,515 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Santa Rosa City Council, District 3, Short Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Dianna MacDonald(incumbent)100%
9,171 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Sebastopol City Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Stephen Zollman22%
1,958 votes
Jill McLewis21.6%
1,917 votes
Sandra Maurer21%
1,869 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Sonoma City Council

Top three candidates win seat.

Patricia Farrar Rivas25.9%
3,256 votes
John Gurney24.4%
3,062 votes
Ron Wellander20.7%
2,604 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Windsor Mayor

Top candidate wins seat.

Rosa Reynoza61.7%
6,154 votes
Esther Lemus38.2%
3,819 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Windsor Town Council, District 1

Top candidate wins seat.

Mike Wall(incumbent)63%
1,374 votes
Gina Fortino Dickson36.9%
805 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Windsor Town Council, District 2, Short Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Sam Salmon57%
1,744 votes
Maureen Merrill42.9%
1,312 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Windsor Town Council, District 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Tanya Potter72.2%
1,736 votes
Kevin Gonyo27.7%
667 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Calistoga Joint Unified School District Board

Top two candidates win seat.

Laurel Rios40.9%
100 votes
Indira Lopez-Jones(incumbent)32.7%
80 votes
Matthew S. Reid26.2%
64 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Piner-Olivet Union School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Matt Heath30.4%
3,090 votes
Janae Franicevic(incumbent)26.6%
2,711 votes
Cindy Pryor(incumbent)22.4%
2,280 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Rincon Valley Union School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Shelby Moeller(incumbent)27.6%
8,832 votes
Jeff Gospe(incumbent)27.1%
8,654 votes
Jolene Johnson26.4%
8,440 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Roseland School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Ana Diaz-Garcia27.2%
1,089 votes
Anthony Mendoza(incumbent)17.6%
708 votes
Janice Siebert(incumbent)17%
682 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Santa Rosa High School District Board, Trustee Area 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Roxanne McNally70.6%
5,314 votes
Danielle Molkenbuhr29.3%
2,209 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Santa Rosa High School District Board, Trustee Area 4

Top candidate wins seat.

Omar Medina(incumbent)67.4%
3,839 votes
Lisa Brown32.5%
1,856 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Sebastopol Union School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Lisa Bauman30.4%
3,196 votes
Deborah E. Drehmel(incumbent)28%
2,936 votes
Elizabeth Smith(incumbent)24%
2,523 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Shoreline Unified School District Board, Trustee Area 1

Top two candidates win seat.

Heidi Koenig(incumbent)48.6%
573 votes
Timothy J. Kehoe(incumbent)45.7%
539 votes
Buddy Faure5.6%
67 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Sonoma Valley Unified School District Board, Trustee Area 2

Top candidate wins seat.

Celeste Winders38.8%
693 votes
Joe Lemas38.1%
681 votes
Jacquelyn Torres23%
411 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Waugh School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Kristine Weeks(incumbent)25.4%
1,488 votes
Denise Bugbee21.9%
1,282 votes
Christine D. Pieper(incumbent)19.6%
1,150 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

West Sonoma County Union High School District Board, At-Large, Short Term

Top candidate wins seat.

Debbie Ramirez57.2%
11,335 votes
David Patrick Nagle(incumbent)42.7%
8,449 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Windsor Unified School District Board

Top three candidates win seat.

Stephanie Ahmad(incumbent)31.4%
6,618 votes
Rich Carnation(incumbent)23.7%
5,004 votes
Paul Cogorno23.2%
4,895 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Graton Fire Protection District

Top two candidates win seat.

Bob Maddocks(incumbent)52.7%
2,048 votes
Jonathan David Shimoda Hebel24.6%
958 votes
Timothy Desantis22.5%
873 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Graton Fire Protection District, Short Term

Top two candidates win seat.

Carla Peterson(incumbent)42.1%
1,760 votes
Scott B. Fisher(incumbent)39.1%
1,634 votes
Linda Tripoli18.7%
785 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Schell-Vista Fire Protection District

Top two candidates win seat.

Robert Kruljac(incumbent)44.2%
1,040 votes
Melinda "Mindy" Neves35.3%
831 votes
Jon Mathieu20.3%
479 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Sonoma County Fire District

Top three candidates win seat.

Gary So(incumbent)29.8%
13,864 votes
Robert M. Briare(incumbent)28.2%
13,105 votes
Steve Klick(incumbent)25.4%
11,792 votes

Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Timber Cove Fire Protection District

Top two candidates win seat.

Mary Entriken38.9%
136 votes
Carolynn Abst(incumbent)36.1%
126 votes
William Seymour24.9%
87 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Valley of the Moon Water District

Top two candidates win seat.

Steve Rogers(incumbent)45.7%
4,841 votes
Jon L. Foreman(incumbent)39.2%
4,157 votes
Paul Kangas14.9%
1,581 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County
 

State Assembly, District 12

Incumbent Marc Levine decided not to run for re-election, instead making a run for state insurance commissioner, a race he subsequently lost. Sara Aminzadeh and Damon Connolly are running in an open race to represent what was formerly the 10th Assembly District, but which, after redistricting, will be known as the 12th Assembly District, including Marin and Sonoma Counties. The two Democrats finished within a percentage point of each other in the June primary.

Top candidate wins seat.

Damon Connolly (D)51.8%
91,669 votes
Sara Aminzadeh (D)48.1%
85,250 votes
Updated at 7:06 PM PT on November 23, 2022
99% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

Candidates

Sara Aminzadeh
California Coastal Commissioner
DEMOCRAT
Damon Connolly
Marin County Supervisor
DEMOCRAT
 

Positions on Key Issues
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.
Candidate summaries are based on interviews with the candidates, statements made at debates and public events and past news coverage.

Climate

The world is getting hotter, and that’s affecting constituents of the district, from scorching hot temperatures to more frequent wildfires. What will you do for the environment when in office?

Aminzadeh wants to create a “Climate Caucus” of assemblymembers to focus on climate solutions, and evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions footprint of new legislation. Aminzadeh says “we need to accelerate” California’s decarbonization efforts by 2030, which is 15 years faster than existing goals in state government. She aims to do that by tripling the production of renewable energy, accelerating electric vehicle infrastructure, and boosting subsidies to support e-bikes, e-scooters and electric vehicles. She does not favor carbon offsets, which allow carbon emitters in California to pay for climate-friendly projects outside of their facilities instead of reducing their own emissions.

Connolly touts his experience in helping to launch the Marin Clean Energy program and his work as a deputy attorney general when California sued energy company Enron for gouging California customers. “We literally need to set Sacramento on fire with the urgency of the climate crisis,” he says. He wants to pursue microgrids — which would power localities apart from PG&E — to help counties avoid power shutoffs. And he says the state needs to move to zero-emissions vehicle adoption statewide by 2030, five years short of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s public goal.

Wildfires

Wildfires have reshaped life in California, including Sonoma County. How would you help prevent wildfires from ravaging communities in your district?

Aminzadeh says sustainable vegetation management is needed to prevent the spread of wildfires. “We know that investing in wildfire prevention is far more cost-effective than having to fight a wildfire and then rebuild,” she says. Aminzadeh also would bolster support for people to protect their homes from wildfires, a process called “home-hardening.” Providing state tax credits for fire-safe homes can help incentivize home-hardening, she says, adding “I think there's a big gap between what we know helps prevent a wildfire spreading and what homeowners feel empowered to do.”

Connolly wants to make sure the undergrounding of utility lines and vegetation management are approached in an “environmentally sensitive” way. “We should not be unnecessarily cutting down trees, for example. People are very concerned about that,” he says. He touted the recent creation of a new body, the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority, as proof of the district “stepping up and taking matters into our own hands.” He wants to make sure communities have the resources they need by ensuring the state is a “true partner,” including having enough fire-prevention in place to protect communities.

Housing

State government has been pushing local communities to be more accountable in meeting needed housing production goals, as advocates clamor for more housing production to bring home prices down and promote diversity and equity. What can you do to ensure communities in your district meet their housing production goals?

Aminzadeh says “the housing needs in the district are significant,” even as some in the community push back against housing. She told a story of being booed at a recent candidate forum for saying “additional housing was needed.” Still, she says building more dense housing is key to tackling climate change. The more people live close to their work, or to transit-rich commuter corridors, the fewer people have to drive. “I think tapping into the environmental ethos and history and honoring that history, but articulating the ways in which that needs to shift could be quite powerful,” she says.

Connolly points to accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on people’s properties and converting offices to housing as ways to alleviate California’s housing and rental crisis. Connolly says the state often offers “one-size-fits-all” housing-production mandates that don’t fit local communities, like allowing housing to be built near areas at risk of wildfire. When talking about state mandates for housing production, he says of the community, “we feel the numbers are high,” but “we’re fully committed to meeting obligations.”

Abortion

With the recent Dobbs decision, people are seeing abortion rights curtailed across the country. How would you bolster abortion access here in California?

Aminzadeh is voicing her support for Proposition 1, which would enshrine abortion rights in the California constitution. “Once that right is in our constitution,” she says, she would immediately urge Gov. Gavin Newsom to fully fund transportation for anyone out-of-state seeking abortions in California. Aminzadeh would also seek to integrate abortion services into more existing community clinics. She also wants to bolster leave rights for people experiencing miscarriages, “which is something that I have dealt with personally,” she says.

Connolly wants California to be “a sanctuary state for abortion rights and reproductive health care.” He says he strongly supports Proposition 1 and says “every waking moment in the Capitol,” he’s going to push for women and gender equality, including other issues, like equal pay. “Throughout my career I have promoted women, I have supported women in elective office. I have hired women,” he says. “One of my chief strategists is a woman who is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community.” Connolly says California needs to provide clinics and safe access for abortions.

Transportation

What will you do to make public transportation a real, working alternative to driving for the commuters of your district?

Aminzadeh says providing more options for people to get to Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit trains, like shuttles or bike paths, would boost ridership. “We can make SMART smarter,” she says. Aminzadeh also favors making SMART train ridership free, which is necessary “if we’re really trying to serve essential workers or lower-income people.” She says her opponent, Damon Connolly, “failed to take action in a timely way” to act on making Highway 37 an elevated causeway — which would have restored habitat connectivity — adding that it will now be a “1990s-style highway.”

Connolly wants to focus on boosting SMART train use to get to recreational activities. He says he is “very focused on” Highway 37, and that the periodic flooding of Highway 37 makes it just as much an environmental project as it is a transportation project. The highway lays in wetlands and is threatened by sea-level rise. But beyond climate troubles, the two-lane road needs a revamp because it’s frequently bottlenecked, Connolly said. “People are stuck in soul-crushing traffic during commute hours.” He says he is in favor of making fares more uniform across different transit agencies to incentivize riding ferries, buses and trains in concert. He is advocating to use a movable barrier on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, which would also help make a bike lane there.

Key Supporters
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.

 

Measure H

Should Santa Rosa renew a quarter-cent public-safety tax for the next 20 years?

Passes with a two-thirds vote. Read the full measure here

Santa Rosa. Sales tax. Passes with 2/3 vote.

Yes73%
43,248 votes
No26.9%
15,933 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Yes Argument

Funding from Santa Rosa’s existing quarter-cent sales tax has helped keep the city safe for 20 years, by paying for fire, police and violence-prevention programs. Extending that tax revenue is essential to maintaining public safety, and an independent citizens’ oversight committee will continue oversight to make sure the money is spent appropriately.

No Argument

The $10 million that the tax raises for public safety programs should come out of the general city budget, rather than directly out of people’s pockets. In recent years, Santa Rosa residents have been burdened with sales taxes for parks, libraries, mental health services and the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit.

 

Measure K

Should the city of Cloverdale prohibit the sale and use of all fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks, with an exception for permitted public fireworks displays?

Passes with a simple majority. Read the full measure here

Cloverdale. Fireworks ban. Passes with a majority vote.

Yes47.2%
1,644 votes
No52.7%
1,839 votes
Updated at 6:42 PM PT on November 22, 2022
Sonoma County

Yes Argument

Fireworks pose significant public health, safety and welfare risks both to the people who discharge them and to those in the immediate vicinity, and can easily spark major fires, particularly during our ongoing drought.

No Argument

Fireworks are a tradition and a classic part of July Fourth celebrations. The measure would ban the “safe and sane” fireworks that have already been approved by the state fire marshal, but will do little to stop the use of dangerous, illegal fireworks.