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PAGE Legislative Team

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Director of Legislative Services

Margaret Ciccarelli, PAGE Director of Legislative Services, is a longtime PAGE employee who has served in a variety of legal, legislative, advocacy, and communication roles at PAGE. The daughter of a lifelong professional educator, Margaret grew up and attended public schools in Statesboro, Georgia before attending the University of Georgia and later, Mercer Law School. She, her husband, and their three children live in Decatur.

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Legislative Services Specialist

Josh Stephens is the Legislative Services Specialist at PAGE and has worked at the organization since 2012.  He grew up in Madison, Georgia where his mother served for many years on the Morgan County Board of Education. Josh earned his undergraduate degree from the former Augusta State University (now Augusta University) before moving to Atlanta to earn his Master of Public Policy degree from Georgia State University. He lives in Covington with his wife Graci and dog Cerny.

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Legislative Communications

Robert Aycock, Legislative Communications Specialist at PAGE, joined the legislative team in 2023. He comes from a family of educators as both his mother and grandmother were teachers in Georgia schools. A graduate of Lassiter High School in Cobb County, Aycock holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Georgia College and State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Georgia State University. Aycock lives in Mableton with his wife Leona, whom he met while they were both interns at the Georgia Capitol.

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Claire Handley Suggs is an education policy expert who has worked with leading organizations in Georgia to improve public education and serve the state’s children. She currently serves as senior consultant to the PAGE and is leading a multi-year study on Georgia school districts’ use of federal pandemic relief funds for the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education. She provides strategic assistance, research and analysis, and advocacy support to organizations including nonprofits and school districts. She was the senior education policy analyst for PAGE and the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, and worked for the Clarke County School District. 

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