After the polls close next Tuesday, I will be gathering with family, friends, and supporters at Mansetti’s, one of my favorite Shoreview restaurants, to await election returns. A pizza and pasta buffet will be provided, including soft drinks; we request a $12 per person campaign donation from those partaking of the buffet to cover the cost. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. I’ll be keeping an eye on the MN Secretary of State website for the city council vote totals to come in, and TVs in the restaurant will be tuned to CNN and local news so you can follow other national and state returns. Mansetti’s normally closes at 8:30pm on Tuesdays, so I’m very grateful to the owner, David, for staying late to accommodate our private party. By Monday afternoon, I’d like to be able to give him an estimate of how many people we’re expecting, so if you’d like to join us, please RSVP before noon on Monday either by responding to our Facebook Event for the party, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!