Hellyar earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Houston. He previously worked as field director for former Texas Representative Carol Alvarado and for the Annise Parker mayoral campaign. He also served as district director for the Fort Bend Democratic Party. He is the owner of Hellyar Group and currently works there  .
Hellyar believes that a small availability of housing in Houston has driven up prices and forced residents into the suburbs. He’d like to combat this by promoting the renovation and development of housing, updating the permitting system, and lifting parking mandates deemed unnecessary .
Hellyar advocates for investing in filling potholes and resurfacing roads to make Houston streets cleaner and safer .
Hellyar would like to create a better community environment by encouraging reliable garbage pickups, ensuring a constant flow of clean water, and increasing investments in public spaces .
Hellyar would like to invest in flood prevention infrastructure to ensure a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey won’t devastate Houston again. Specifically, he’d like to improve drainage and water retention infrastructure .
Annise Parker, former mayor; Chris Brown, city controller; Sallie Alcorn, councilmember; Robert Gallegos, councilmember; Abbie Kamin, councilmember; Amy Peck, councilmember; Anne Clutterbuck, former councilmember; Ellen Cohen, former mayor; Sue Lovell, former councilmember; Reagan Flowers, Houston community college trustee; Ana Hernandez, state representative; Christian Manuel, state representative; Chase Untermeyer, former ambassador; American Council of Engineering Companies, Bay Area Democratic Movement, BOMA BAC PAC, Houston Chronicle, Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, Houston Region Business Coalition, Greater Houston Builders Association, Grow Our City, HOPE AFSCME Local 123, Houston Apartment Association, Houston Police Officers’ Union, LGBTQ+ Victory Fund, Seafarers’ International Union