He was born in 1962 in Nis. He finished primary and secondary school in Surdulica, where he still lives and works. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Nis, the Department of Building Construction, with the highest grades. He is currently preparing his PhD thesis at the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Nis.

He published several professional and scientific papers in the field of civil engineering and has been president of a successful family company, "Toncev Gradnja", for years.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Football Association of Serbia and President of the Football Association of the region of Eastern Serbia.

From 1990 to 2000 he was President of the local community of Bozica, and from 1996 to 2000 member of the Executive Council of the Municipal Assembly of Surdulica. In the period from 2000 to 2004 he performed the function of Vice President of the Municipal Assembly of Surdulica, from 2008 to 2014 he was President of the municipality of Surdulica and from 2014 to 2020 he was President of the Municipal Assembly of Surdulica.

He was elected MP on several occasions.

He has been a member of the Central Committee of the Socialist Party of Serbia since 2010, and was elected Vice President of the party in 2017.

He did his military service in the Yugoslav People's Army in Slovenia.

He is a fan of Radnik Football Club from Surdulica.

With his wife Lidija he has two sons, Stanislav and Vladislav.

Novica Toncev